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Death at the Little Bighorn : a new look at Custer, his tactics, and the tragic decisions made at the last stand

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On the hot Sunday afternoon of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer decided to go for broke. After dividing his famed 7th Cavalry, he ordered his senior officer, Major Marcus A. Reno, to strike the southern end of the vast Indian encampment along the Little Bighorn River, while Custer would launch a bold flank attack to hit the village's northern end. Custer needed to charge across the river at Medicine Tail Coulee Ford. We all know the ultimate outcome of this decision, but this groundbreaking new book proves that Custer's tactical plan was not so ill-conceived.

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Lyons Public Library 973.82 TUC (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781634508001
  • ISBN: 1634508009
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-362) and index.
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On the hot Sunday afternoon of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer decided to go for broke. After dividing his famed 7th Cavalry, he ordered his senior officer, Major Marcus A. Reno, to strike the southern end of the vast Indian encampment along the Little Bighorn River, while Custer would launch a bold flank attack to hit the village's northern end. Custer needed to charge across the river at Medicine Tail Coulee Ford. We all know the ultimate outcome of this decision, but this groundbreaking new book proves that Custer's tactical plan was not so ill-conceived.
Subject: Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876.
United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th. Company M.
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876.
Cheyenne Indians > Wars > History.
Indians of North America > Wars > History.


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