Little Big Horn 1876

Custer's Last Stand

Little Big Horn 1876 cover

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 split his command into three groups and attacked. In the resulting chaos Custer and more than half the troops under his command were killed.

Table of Contents

The Warpath to 1876/Plans and Preparations/The Opposing Leaders/The Opposing Armies/Terry and Gibbon/Terry's Plan/The Battle of the Little Big Horn/Custer's Last Stand/The Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the Little Big Horn

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Published Sep 11 1995
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855324589
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 77 b/w; 19 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 39
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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