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Little Big Horn 1876: Custer's Last Stand

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Osprey's examination of one of the most controversial battles of the American Indian Wars (1775-1918). The death of George Armstrong Custer, and over half of his 7th Cavalry Regiment in the valley of the Little Big Horn on 25 July 1876, has become the most celebrated battle of the Indian Wars. It was the greatest, and the last, victory of the Native Americans over the United States military. Disobeying orders, Custer followed a trail to a large encampment of Indians and, without determining the numbers he faced ...

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Overview

Osprey's examination of one of the most controversial battles of the American Indian Wars (1775-1918). The death of George Armstrong Custer, and over half of his 7th Cavalry Regiment in the valley of the Little Big Horn on 25 July 1876, has become the most celebrated battle of the Indian Wars. It was the greatest, and the last, victory of the Native Americans over the United States military. Disobeying orders, Custer followed a trail to a large encampment of Indians and, without determining the numbers he faced split his command into three groups and attacked. In the resulting chaos Custer and more than half the troops under his command were killed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855324589
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Campaign Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 575,689
  • Product dimensions: 7.27 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Panzeri is a serving officer in the US Army who has had a passionate interest in the history of the American Indian wars for many years. Peter lives and works in Arizona.

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Table of Contents

The warpath to 1876 7
Plans and preparations 12
The opposing leaders 17
The opposing armies 26
Terry and Gibbon 32
Terry's plan 41
The battle of the Little Big Horn 50
Custer's last stand 68
The aftermath 81
The battlefield today 90
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