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Little Big Horn, 1876: The Official Communications, Documents & Reports

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Noting that the documents pertaining to the Battle of the Little Big Horn are often garbled in editing and quoted out of context, Loyd J. Overfield set out to compile the original orders, letters, and telegrams that put a great fighting machine into motion and soon conveyed the shock of its destruction. Far more readable than today's official documents, they carry the sound of individual voices and clearly state the circumstances surrounding Custer's fall.

The communications of this collection begin with Custer's successful plea to President Grant, who in a fit of pique had originally forbidden him to join his regiment in fighting the hostile Indians. A series of carefully spelled-out field orders is followed by a letter from Major Marcus Reno asking for medical aid for his wounded men after two days of fighting. Included are dispatches from Reno, Gen. Alfred H. Terry, Col. John Gibbon, Capt. Frederick Benteen, and Capt. E.W. Smith. The rosters of officers and enlisted men who fought at the Little Big Horn will be of interest to Custer buffs and historians and also to family genealogists trying to trace ancestors who made history there. Overfield has provided primary sources that amount to a detailed postmortem of events from participants only too aware that history would ask questions.

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Noting that the documents pertaining to the Battle of the Little Big Horn are often garbled in editing and quoted out of context, Overfield set out to compile the original orders, letters, and telegrams that put a great fighting machine into motion and soon conveyed the shock of its destruction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803286016
Compiled:
Overfield II, Loyd J.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Editor:
Overfield II, Loyd J.
Compiled by:
Overfield II, Loyd J.
Compiled:
Overfield II, Loyd J.
Author:
Loyd J. Overfield II
Author:
Overfield, Loyd J.
Author:
Overfield II, Loyd J.
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Dakota indians
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Cheyenne Indians
Subject:
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1876 -- Sources.
Subject:
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1876 -- Sources.
Subject:
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 187
Subject:
Little bighorn, battle of the, mont., 1876
Subject:
United States Registers.
Subject:
US History-1860 to 1920
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
January 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.71 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Noting that the documents pertaining to the Battle of the Little Big Horn are often garbled in editing and quoted out of context, Overfield set out to compile the original orders, letters, and telegrams that put a great fighting machine into motion and soon conveyed the shock of its destruction.
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