With so much written about the actual battle at the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876, Roger L. Williams has now compiled a wealth of data concerning the men of the 7th Cavalry at the time of the engagement. Military Register of Custer’s Last Command presents for the first time the complete military history of every enlisted man on the regimental rolls, with particular attention devoted to the well-known campaigns from the Washita to Wounded Knee.
Williams has culled a vast amount of primary-source material, much of it never before published, to shed new light on Custer’s forces and provide previously unknown names for several troopers. As a reference for future historians, the book includes for the first time the 400-plus pension-file and personal-file numbers for Custer’s troops. The volume also offers new information on Custer himself and on the civilian mule-packers and American Indian scouts who accompanied the expedition.
As the first in-depth analysis of the statistics related to the battle, Military Register of Custer’s Last Command is the most extensive work available on the 7th Cavalry. With its exhaustive bibliography, it will stand as a definitive resource for historians and enthusiasts and a tribute to all enlisted soldiers on the western frontier.
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Roger L. Williams has spent more than 45 years researching the 7th Cavalry and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Now retired after a 43-year career in the commercial airline industry, he resides with his wife in Arizona.