Custer s Last Campaign

'Easily the most significant book yet published on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Custer s Last Campaign

Author: John S. Gray

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803270404

Page: 446

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'Easily the most significant book yet published on the Battle of the Little Bighorn."--Paul L. Hedren, Western Historical Quarterly "[Gray] has applied rigorous analysis as no previous historian has done to these oft-analyzed events. His detailed time-motion study of the movements of the various participants frankly boggles the mind of this reviewer. No one will be able to write of this battle again without reckoning with Gray"--Thomas W. Dunlay, Journal of American History "Gray challenges many time~honored beliefs about the battle. Perhaps most significantly, he brings in as much as possible the testimony of the Indian witnesses, especially that of the young scout Curley, which generations of historians have dismissed for contradictions that Gray convincingly demonstrates were caused not by Curley but by the assumptions made by his questioners . . . The contrasts in [this] book. . . restate the basic components of what still attracts the imagination to the Little Bighorn."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Gray's analysis, by and large, is impressively drawn; it is an immensely logical reconstruction that should stand the test of time. As a contribution to Custer and Indian wars literature, it is indeed masterful."--Jerome A. Greene, New Mexico Historical Review John S. Gray was a distinguished historian whose books included the acclaimed Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876. Custer's Last Campaign is the winner of the Western Writers of American Spur award and the Little Bighorn Associates John M. Carroll Literary Award.

An Account of Custer s Last Campaign and the Battle of the Little Big Horn

COMMENTS BY GENERAL FRY CAPTAIN GODFREY's ARTICLE is a valuable
contribution to the authentic history of the campaign which culminated in “
Custer's Last Battle,” June 25, 1876. The Sioux war of 1876 originated in a
request by ...

An Account of Custer s Last Campaign and the Battle of the Little Big Horn

Author: Edward Settle Godfrey

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Page: 86

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Full report by a survivor participant who commanded Company K in the 7th Cavalry, U.S.

Custer

Gray, Custer's Last Campaign, pp. 3, 6, 8, 51, 59; Hammer, Custer, pp. 228, 241;
Michno, Mystery, p. 160; Dunlay, Wolves, pp. 80, 140; Miller, Custer's Fall, p. 10;
Nichols, Reno Court, p. 250; Carroll, Benteen-Goldin, p. 41; New York Herald, ...

Custer

Author: Jeffry D. Wert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439129320

Page: 464

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George Armstrong Custer has been so heavily mythologized that the human being has been all but lost. Now, in the first complete biography in decades, Jeffry Wert reexamines the life of the famous soldier to give us Custer in all his colorful complexity. Although remembered today as the loser at Little Big Horn, Custer was the victor of many cavalry engagements in the Civil War. He played an important role in several battles in the Virginia theater of the war, including the Shenandoah campaign. Renowned for his fearlessness in battle, he was always in front of his troops, leading the charge. His men were fiercely loyal to him, and he was highly regarded by Sheridan and Grant as well. Some historians think he may have been the finest cavalry officer in the Union Army. But when he was assigned to the Indian wars on the Plains, life changed drastically for Custer. No longer was he in command of soldiers bound together by a cause they believed in. Discipline problems were rampant, and Custer's response to them earned him a court-martial. There were long lulls in the fighting, during which time Custer turned his attention elsewhere, often to his wife, Libbie Bacon Custer, to whom he was devoted. Their romance and marriage is a remarkable love story, told here in part through their personal correspondence. After Custer's death, Libbie would remain faithful to his memory until her own death nearly six decades later. Jeffry Wert carefully examines the events around the defeat at Little Big Horn, drawing on recent archeological findings and the latest scholarship. His evenhanded account of the dramatic battle puts Custer's performance, and that of his subordinates, in proper perspective. From beginning to end, this masterful biography peels off the layers of legend to reveal for us the real George Armstrong Custer.

Centennial Campaign

But it is the second part of the book—seven chapters labeled “Facets”—that moves Centennial Campaign into the realm of the exceptional.

Centennial Campaign

Author: John Stephens Gray

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806121529

Page: 396

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“A fine book…In the twenty-two chapters that comprise the background and the campaign narrative, the author is at his best when he moves away from the Washington scene to detail the field operations. But it is the second part of the book—seven chapters labeled “Facets”—that moves Centennial Campaign into the realm of the exceptional. Here Dr. Gray combines impressive research, careful analysis, and sound deduction to reconstruct Indian movements, locations, and concentrations.”—Western Historical Quarterly

The Dust Rose Like Smoke

“Benteen's Narrative,” in Graham, Custer Myth, 179–80. 38. Cited in Gray,
Custer's Last Campaign, 259. 39. Stewart, Custer's Luck, 320. 40. Gray,
Centennial Campaign, 183. 41. Cited in Stewart, Custer's Luck, 324. 42. Stewart,
Custer's Luck ...

The Dust Rose Like Smoke

Author: James Oliver Gump

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803284535

Page: 248

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In 1876 Lakota and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer's Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation. Although the similarities between the two frontier encounters have long been noted, James O. Gump's book The Dust Rose Like Smoke is the first to scrutinize them in a comparative context. "This study issues a challenge to American exceptionalism," he writes. Viewing both episodes as part of a global pattern of intensified conflict in the latter 1800s resulting from Western domination over a vast portion of the globe, Gump's comparative study persuasively traces the origins and aftermath of both episodes. He examines the complicated ways in which Lakota and Zulu leadership sought to protect indigenous interests while Western leadership calculated their subjugation to imperial authority. The second edition includes a new preface from the author, revised and expanded chapters, and an interview with Leonard Little Finger (great-great-grandson of Ghost Dance leader Big Foot), whose story connects Wounded Knee and Nelson Mandela.

Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth

Utley , Cavalier , 180 – 81 ; Gray , Centen - quoted in Monroe Evening News , 25
June nial Campaign , 163 – 64 . 1976 . 6 . W . A . Graham , The Story of the Little
21 . Monroe Evening News , 25 June 1976 ; Big Horn : Custer ' s Last Fight , 21 ...

Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth

Author:

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806125015

Page: 419

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Traces the life of General Custer's wife, and looks at how she helped create her husband's legend

Custer s Last Stand

George A. Custer , The ( Whittaker ) , 66 Connor , Bull , 136 Conquest of the
Southern Plains : Uncensored Narrative of the Battle of the Washita and Custer's
Southern Campaign ( Brill ) , 69 Constitution ( Atlanta ) , 11 Cooke , W. W. , 32 ...

Custer s Last Stand

Author: Brian W. Dippie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803265929

Page: 214

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Defeat and death at the Little Bighorn gave General George Custer and his Seventh Cavalry a kind of immortality. In Custer's Last Stand, Brian W. Dippie investigates the body of legend surrounding that battle on a bloody Sunday in 1876. His survey of the event in poems, novels, paintings, movies, jokes, and other ephemera amounts to a unique reflection on the national character.

The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn

Notes. 28. Godfrey, “Custer's Last Battle,” 18. 29. Gray, Custer's Last Campaign,
217, quoting George Herendeen. 30. Kuhlman, Legend into History, 40. 31.
Dustin, The Custer Tragedy, 104. 32. Willert, Little Big Horn Diary, 139. 33. Ibid.,
241.

The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn

Author: Frederic C. Wagner III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661881X

Page: 296

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The battle that unfolded at the Little Big Horn River on June 25, 1876, marked a watershed in the history of the Plains Indians. While a stunning victory for the Sioux and Cheyenne peoples, it initiated a new and vigorous effort by the U.S. government to rid the west of marauding tribes and to realize the ideal of “Manifest Destiny.” While thousands of books and articles have covered different aspects of the battle, few if any have analyzed the tactics and chronology to arrive at a satisfactory explanation of what befell George Armstrong Custer and the 209 men who died alongside him. This volume seeks to explain the circumstances culminating in the near-destruction of the 7th Cavalry Regiment by a close examination of timing, setting every event to a specific moment based on accounts of the battle’s participants.

The Real Custer

See generally, Richard G. Hardorff, ed., Lakota Recollections of the Custer Fight (
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press ... Custer's Last Campaign: Mitch Boyer
and the Little Bighorn Reconsidered (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991
).

The Real Custer

Author: James S Robbins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621572366

Page: 494

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The Real Custer takes a good hard look at the life and storied military career of George Armstrong Custer—from cutting his teeth at Bull Run in the Civil War, to his famous and untimely death at Little Bighorn in the Indian Wars. Author James Robbins demonstrates that Custer, having graduated last in his class at West Point, went on to prove himself again and again as an extremely skilled cavalry leader. Robbins argues that Custer's undoing was his bold and cocky attitude, which caused the Army's bloodiest defeat in the Indian Wars. Robbins also dives into Custer’s personal life, exploring his letters and other personal documents to reveal who he was as a person, underneath the military leader. The Real Custer is an exciting and valuable contribution to the legend and history of Custer that will delight Custer fans as well as readers new to the legend.

The Custer Album

Courtesy of the J. C. Custer family . BUCKSKIN COAT . While campaigning or
hunting the officers of the Seventh Cavalry adopted clothing that was more
comfortable or serviceable than the regulation dress uniform . In his last
campaign ...

The Custer Album

Author: Lawrence A. Frost

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806122823

Page: 192

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Photographs and drawings trace the life and career of General Custer, and are accompanied by a discussion of his final battle at the Little Big Horn

The Arikara Narrative of Custer s Campaign and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Then at last a woman came into camp with a nursing boy and the cub went to her
and pulled her dress with its claws , and she guessed what it wanted . She
nursed him with the boy . The boy is now Yellow Bird . The bear grew up and was
 ...

The Arikara Narrative of Custer s Campaign and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Author: Orin Grant Libby

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806130729

Page: 219

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Eyewitness reports on Custer's campaigns from 1874 through 1876 are told in Arikara Narrative of Custer's Campaign and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the result of interviews with nine scouts. Arikaras scouted in advance of the U.S. Army for Custer and Reno, reporting enemy Indian movements and seeking to capture their horses. Their accounts of the Battle of the Little Bighorn reveal much about why Custer failed.

Custer and the Little Bighorn

who writes a book on Custer, and especially his Last Stand, must come to terms
with one unalterable fact: No one will ever ... Custer's Last Campaign, which
contains John S. Gray's exhaustive time-motion studies and trenchant analysis,
and ...

Custer and the Little Bighorn

Author: Jim Donovan

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 0785825894

Page: 224

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This is the first major illustrated book to examine the life and death of General Custer.

Crazy Horse

... Custer's Luck, remains of value, but the benchmark syntheses of the last twenty
-five years are Greene, Evidence and the Custer Enigma; Hardorff, Markers,
Artifacts and Indian Testimony; Gray, Custer's Last Campaign; Fox, Archaeology,
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Crazy Horse

Author: Kingsley M. Bray

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806183764

Page: 528

View: 967

Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched by any of his peers, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety. Kingsley M. Bray has plumbed interviews of Crazy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted modern Lakotas to fill in vital details of Crazy Horse’s inner and public life. Bray places Crazy Horse within the rich context of the nineteenth-century Lakota world. He reassesses the war chief’s achievements in numerous battles and retraces the tragic sequence of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that led to his death. Bray also explores the private tragedies that marred Crazy Horse’s childhood and the network of relationships that shaped his adult life. To this day, Crazy Horse remains a compelling symbol of resistance for modern Lakotas. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a singular achievement, scholarly and authoritative, offering a complete portrait of the man and a fuller understanding of his place in American Indian and United States history.

Archaeology History and Custer s Last Battle

It was during this campaign, sometimes called the Centennial Campaign, that
Custer's cavalry met its fate. But looking backward, we see that fate took root in
earlier white-Indian relationships. These circumstances led the 7th Cavalry to the
 ...

Archaeology  History  and Custer s Last Battle

Author: Richard A. Fox

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806170514

Page: 416

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On the afternoon of June 25, 1867, an overwhelming force of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians quickly mounted a savage onslaught against General George Armstrong Custer’s battalion, driving the doomed troopers of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry to a small hill overlooking the Little Bighorn River, where Custer and his men bravely erected their heroic last stand. So goes the myth of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a myth perpetuated and reinforced for over 100 years. In truth, however, "Custer’s Last Stand" was neither the last of the fighting nor a stand. Using innovative and standard archaeological techniques, combined with historical documents and Indian eyewitness accounts, Richard Allan Fox, Jr. vividly replays this battle in astonishing detail. Through bullets, spent cartridges, and other material data, Fox identifies combat positions and tracks soldiers and Indians across the Battlefield. Guided by the history beneath our feet, and listening to the previously ignored Indian testimonies, Fox reveals scenes of panic and collapse and, ultimately, a story of the Custer battle quite different from the fatalistic versions of history. According to the author, the five companies of the Seventh Cavalry entered the fray in good order, following planned strategies and displaying tactical stability. It was the sudden disintegration of this cohesion that caused the troopers’ defeat. The end came quickly, unexpectedly, and largely amid terror and disarray. Archaeological evidences show that there was no determined fighting and little firearm resistance. The last soldiers to be killed had rushed from Custer Hill.

The Last Stand

Describes the causes, events, and aftermath of the battle in 1876 between soldiers of the United States army, commanded by General George Armstrong Custer, and Indian warriors of the Cheyenne and Sioux nations.

The Last Stand

Author: Jennifer Silate

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9780823943548

Page: 32

View: 373

Describes the causes, events, and aftermath of the battle in 1876 between soldiers of the United States army, commanded by General George Armstrong Custer, and Indian warriors of the Cheyenne and Sioux nations.

A Complete Life of Gen George A Custer

This impression is , that Custer , during the whole of the last campaign , was
suffering from depression of spirits , that he felt his disgrace keenly , that he was
slighted by General Terry , and that these stings induced him to act rashly . The
facts ...

A Complete Life of Gen  George A  Custer

Author: Frederick Whittaker

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Page: 648

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A Complete Life of General George A Custer From Appomattox to the Little Big Horn

This impression is , that Custer , during the whole of the last campaign , was
suffering from depression of spirits , that he felt his disgrace keenly , that he was
slighted by General Terry , and that these stings induced him to act rashly . The
facts ...

A Complete Life of General George A  Custer  From Appomattox to the Little Big Horn

Author: Frederick Whittaker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803297432

Page: 648

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This first biography of General George A. Custer was published late in 1876, only months after the disaster at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. A Complete Life was the beginning of a legend, and Frderick Whittaker did more than anyone else except Libby Custer to make the flamboyant Boy General a permanent resident of the national consciousness. Quite asideøfrom its contribution to the public image of Custer, this important book placed him and his associates against a concrete background of onrushing events. Drawing on newspaper reports and the general's own words, Whittaker captures the excitement of the era. Continuing the story of Custer from Volume 1, which dealt with his childhood in Ohio, cadetship at West Point, courtship of Elizabeth Bacon, and service as a cavalryman in the Civil War, Volume 2 takes Custer west to head up the newly created Seventh Cavalry and fight the Arapahoes, Cheyennes, Kiowas, and Sioux. Whittaker gives full scope to Custer's brushes with authority, his changeable relations with his troops, and his famous expeditions, ending with a memorable description of his last stand at the Little Big Horn in June 1876.

The Galaxy

To cut up and utterly destroy the already disheartened foe, never was there man
like Custer ; and it was his marvellous dash and eagerness to gather the fruits of
victory that enabled him to achieve so much during Sheridan's last campaign.

The Galaxy

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Kings of the Battle field

Clellan - President assumes Command of the Army - Peninsular Campaign -
Seven Days ' Battle - McClellan's Departure ... Black Hills Last Campaign Custer
and Grant - Great Expedition - Custer's Departure - Trail of Sitting Bull - Reno's
Fight ...

Kings of the Battle field

Author: W. Sanford Ramey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 525

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