Billy Heath: The Man Who Survived Custer's Last Stand
Vincent J. GenoveseISBN: 1591020662;
Book DescriptionAs the U.S. Army's Seventh Cavalry marched toward Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Seventh's fabled history was called to mind. From Vietnam back through two world wars, news broadcasters were quick to remind us that the Seventh Cavalry was none other than Gen. George Armstrong Custer's old command at the famous Battle of Little Bighorn. One hundred and twenty-seven years ago Custer led the men of five companies to their deaths at the hands of the Sioux. News of the slaughter that took place soon reached the rest of the nation as it kicked off its centennial celebration on July 4, 1876, in Philadelphia. Even in 1876 there was close scrutiny of the battle plans, and questions arose regarding the rout at Little Bighorn. Sincethat day, despite all its victories in subsequent wars, the Seventh is forever identified as the regiment that was wiped out by Indians on June 25, 1876. Although opinions vary on the details of the battle, virtually every book in...
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