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My Life on the Plains

My Life on the Plains

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George Custer ( 1839-1876 ) fought for the Union during the Civil War, but is best known for his defeat and death at The Battle of Little Bighorn. He wrote My Life on the Plains in 1874, and described the Indian Wars.

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George Custer ( 1839-1876 ) fought for the Union during the Civil War, but is best known for his defeat and death at The Battle of Little Bighorn. He wrote My Life on the Plains in 1874, and described the Indian Wars.

A table of contents is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614307181
Publisher:
Acheron Press
Publication date:
09/27/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
255,160
File size:
921 KB

Meet the Author


George Armstrong Custer attended West Point, graduating in the Class of 1861. He served as an officer in the United States Army during the Civil War. He was present at the Civil War's first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run, and was the officer who received General Robert E. Lee's Flag of Truce, marking Lee's surrender, at the end of the war. Custer fought with the U.S. Seventh Cavalry in the Indian Wars beginning in 1867. He was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, a battle that has come to be known as Custer's Last Stand.

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My Life on the Plains 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tough group of men back in them days...an interesting account done well...
MCS65 More than 1 year ago
Anyone interested in the West during the mid 1800's will enjoy this book. Personally, I like the first person feel of Custer's style. He tells the reader what problems were encountered and how they were dealt with. Curiously, the political situation of his time, concerning Washington, DC is not very different from today. He relates day to day activity of troop movements, consideration for animal forage, dealing with Indians that are not happy with the invasion of the white men, problems of troop retention,their morale, and how to deal with deserters, difficulty protecting isolated ranches. You and I deal with possible traffic tie ups. He deals with the possibility of supply trains being looted and settlers being killed or "outraged". I found it an interesting read.
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this is a great book by a great american. custer knew his enemy and didn't flinch. he dealt with a double timing government beauracy while facing off with a passive,aggressive, savage enemy. revisionist historians will have us believe the poor american indian was exploited by careless america and pushed off their land. perhaps this book will help clear up the facts. also, this a good read for foreign policy employees.