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By Jeffry D. Wert

ISBN-10: 0684810433

ISBN-13: 9780684810430

ISBN-10: 0684832755

ISBN-13: 9780684832753

George Armstrong Custer has been so seriously mythologized that the man or woman has been all yet misplaced. Now, within the first whole biography in a long time, Jeffry Wert reexamines the lifetime of the recognized soldier to offer us Custer in all his colourful complexity.

Although remembered at the present time because the loser at Little giant Horn, Custer was once the victor of many cavalry engagements within the Civil struggle. He performed a big position in different battles within the Virginia theater of the struggle, together with the Shenandoah crusade. popular for his fearlessness in conflict, he used to be regularly in entrance of his troops, best the cost. His males have been fiercely dependable to him, and he was once very hot by means of Sheridan and provide in addition. a few historians imagine he can have been the best cavalry officer within the Union Army.

But while he was once assigned to the Indian wars at the Plains, lifestyles replaced significantly for Custer. now not used to be he answerable for infantrymen certain jointly through a reason they believed in. self-discipline difficulties have been rampant, and Custer's reaction to them earned him a court-martial. there have been lengthy lulls within the battling, within which time Custer grew to become his awareness somewhere else, usually to his spouse, Libbie Bacon Custer, to whom he used to be committed. Their romance and marriage is a striking love tale, advised the following partly via their own correspondence. After Custer's loss of life, Libbie might stay devoted to his reminiscence till her personal dying approximately six a long time later.

Jeffry Wert conscientiously examines the occasions round the defeat at Little large Horn, drawing on fresh archeological findings and the newest scholarship. His evenhanded account of the dramatic conflict places Custer's functionality, and that of his subordinates, in right perspective.

From commencing to finish, this masterful biography peels off the layers of legend to bare for us the true George Armstrong Custer.

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