Walter M. Camp's Little Bighorn Rosters

Walter M. Camp's Little Bighorn Rosters

by Walter Mason Camp, Richard G. Hardorff
     
 

In 1909, Camp (1867-1925) decided to write a more accurate account of the 1876 battle than popular legend provided, focusing on the heroism of the common soldiers. To do so, he would interview survivors, and to accomplish that, he constructed a roster of who was actually there. The muster rolls were published in Custer in 1876, but without the information he had…  See more details below

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In 1909, Camp (1867-1925) decided to write a more accurate account of the 1876 battle than popular legend provided, focusing on the heroism of the common soldiers. To do so, he would interview survivors, and to accomplish that, he constructed a roster of who was actually there. The muster rolls were published in Custer in 1876, but without the information he had gathered about each soldier. Hordoff incorporates all the annotations made in Camp's handwriting, and biographical information culled from Camp's research papers and from other sources. The Indians, of course, are not named. He does not include service records, which are available elsewhere. The volume is published in a limited edition of 350 copies. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870623189
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Hidden Springs of Custeriana Ser.
Pages:
230

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