The Great Plains Guide to Custer : 85 Forts, Fights, & Other Sites Paperback / softback
by Jeff Barnes
More than 300,000 people visit the site of George Armstrong Custer's Last Stand each year; however the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn is only part of Custer's story on the Great Plains.
The famed general and his Seventh Cavalry spent 10 years on the plains prior to Little Bighorn, participating in campaigns from Texas to North Dakota and leaving behind a colourful, controversial and enduring legacy. The Great Plains Guide to Custer is the first book that directs readers to all of the sites Custer visited west of the Mississippi River.
Featured are more than 80 locations in 10 states that the general is confirmed to have visited, as well dozens of related places of interest to Western, Plains Indian, and army historians. Also included is all-new information on Custer's 1872 Great Buffalo Hunt with the Russian grand duke Alexis, an expedition that featured many of the most famous figures of the nineteenth-century American West sure to appeal to the many Custer aficionados. About the Author Jeff Barnes is a freelance writer who lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
He is a former newspaper editor and past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame commission.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages, 153 b/w photos, 4 maps
- Publisher: Stackpole Books
- Publication Date: 07/12/2011
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780811708364
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