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Author Tucker, Phillip Thomas, 1953- author.

Title Death at the Little Bighorn : a new look at Custer, his tactics, and the tragic decisions made at the last stand / Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  973.8 T894    ---  Available
Description xxxii, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Source PubPrim 04.2018 PARS
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-362) and index.
Contents Custer's surprise attach along the Washita -- Forgotten moral foundations of Custer's opponent -- To the clear waters of the Little Bighorn -- Custer's last charge -- The most forgotten last stand of June 25 -- Custer and his men pay the ultimate price.
Summary 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. The enemy had far superior numbers and more advanced weaponry. But Custer's plan could still have succeeded, as his tactics were fundamentally sound. Relying on Indian accounts that have been largely ignored by historians, this is also a story of the Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Custer's last move was repulsed, resulting in withdrawal to the high ground above the ford... and it was here, on the open and exposed slopes and hilltops, that Custer and his five companies were destroyed in systematic fashion. This book tells for the first time the forgotten story of the true turning point of America's most iconic battle. -- Provided by publisher.
Local Note 1 5 6 19
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.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
ISBN 9781634508001 : $27.99

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