My Life on the Plains: Or, Personal Experiences with Indians (Dover Thrift Editions) (Abridged / Paperback)

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An officer and cavalry commander during the Civil War and Indian wars, General George Armstrong Custer (1839-76) was well-known in his lifetime for his personal daring and his aggressive approach to warfare. After his "last stand" in 1876, he was even more famous as the commander who led his entire unit to annihilation by a massive coalition of Native American tribes at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
A few years before the fatal clash, Custer published a series of reminiscences concerning his participation in the U.S. Army's 1867-69 campaigns against the Plains Indians. The evocative accounts, written during one of Custer's semiretirements rather than from the field, tell of marching, camping, furious firefights, and ruthless slaughter on both sides. In addition to its value as a document of military history, this book offers fascinating insights into the notorious general's character, from his enthusiasm for self-mythologizing to the rash behavior that led to his demise.

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George Armstrong Custer (1839-76) was an officer and cavalry commander during the Civil War and Indian Wars. Known for his personal daring and his aggressive approach to warfare, Custer led his entire unit to complete annihilation by a coalition of Native American tribes at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486835990
ISBN-10: 0486835995
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 16th, 2019
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions