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Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer

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"Custer found himself in the one dilemma all soldiers most dread—he was outnumbered and completely surrounded. With disaster looming in every quarter and no chance of escape. . . ." So Gregory J. W Urwin pulls the reader into a scene describing not the Battle of the Little Big Horn but a Civil War engagement that George Armstrong Custer and his troop survived, thanks to strategy as much as naked courage.

Many books have focused on Custer's Last Stand in 1876, making legend of total defeat. Custer Victorious is the first to examine at length, with attention to primary sources, his brilliant Civil War career.

Urwin writes: "None of Custer's exploits against the Plains Indians could compare with those he performed while with the Army of the Potomac." The leader of a brigade called "the Wolverines," Custer was promoted to major general and the helm of the Third Cavalry Division when he was only twenty-four. Urwin describes the Boy General's vital contributions to Union victories from Gettysburg to Appomattox.

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Many books have focused on Custer's Last Stand in 1876, making legend of total defeat. Custer Victorious is the first to examine at length, with attention to primary sources, his brilliant Civil War career. Urwin describes the Boy General's vital contributions to Union victories from Gettysburg to Appomattox.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-304) and index.

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Gregory J. W Urwin, an associate professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, has written a new preface for this Bison Book edition.

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TheHappyIrishman, November 8, 2006 (view all comments by TheHappyIrishman)
I am no fan of George Custer but Dr. Urwin does an admirable service defending the man's Civil War record. I only suggest that anyone interested in this book also read Douglas Scott, et al., Soldiers' Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Richard Allan Fox, Archaeology, History, And Custer's Last Battle. The Scott and Fox books take the Custer story forward, past his Gettysburg and Appomattox glory, presenting a comprehensive, illuminating, and altogether human portrait of Custer and those he led into the Montana frontier.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803295568
Foreword:
Frost, Lawrence A.
Author:
Frost, Lawrence A.
Foreword by:
Frost, Lawrence A.
Foreword:
Frost, Lawrence A.
Author:
Frost, Lawrence A.
Author:
Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
19900531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., maps
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.95 pd

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"Synopsis" by , Many books have focused on Custer's Last Stand in 1876, making legend of total defeat. Custer Victorious is the first to examine at length, with attention to primary sources, his brilliant Civil War career. Urwin describes the Boy General's vital contributions to Union victories from Gettysburg to Appomattox.
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