Coverart for item
The Resource The Little Bighorn campaign, March-September 1876, Wayne Michael Sarf

The Little Bighorn campaign, March-September 1876, Wayne Michael Sarf

Label
The Little Bighorn campaign, March-September 1876
Title
The Little Bighorn campaign, March-September 1876
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Michael Sarf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
General Custer and 261 massacred! No survivors to tell the story! So read newspaper headlines after Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer's command of the 7th Cavalry was annihilated by a host of Indians at the Little Big Horn River on 25 June 1876. Since then, Custer and his tragic fate has become a legend and shrouded in myth, controversy, and the celluloid fantasies of Hollywood. Over the years, historians have focused primarily on the Last Stand, Custer and his troops making a desperate effort to save themselves from inevitable disaster. Too often this approach has ignored the great panorama surrounding the event. In The Little Bighorn Campaign, Custer Authority Wayne Michael Sarf investigates the 1876 campaign against the Plains Indians, a play in which Custer acted apart along with many others. Sarf describes the personalities and events that led to the disaster at Little Bighorn from a failed attempt to subdue the Indians at the Powder River to Brigadier General George Crook's defeat at the Rosebud to Buffalo Bill's first scalp for Custer. Sarf also investigates and describes the nature of Plains warfare, the weapons that were used, the forces involved, and the strategies and tactics employed by Army troops and the Indians. Special sidebars include such topics as the personalities involved, Indian allies of the Army, and a history of the 7th Cavalry. Answers are given to some of the most nagging questions of Little Bighorn: was Custer betrayed? Could Gatling guns have spared him from his awful fate? And what actually happened there? The Custer buff will enjoy the orders of battle for both the Indians and Army, while the interested novice will find useful the suggested books and movies to read, see, or avoid. - Jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sarf, Wayne Michael
Dewey number
973.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.876
LC item number
.S24 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Great campaigns
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black Hills War, 1876-1877
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
Label
The Little Bighorn campaign, March-September 1876, Wayne Michael Sarf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the series -- Introduction -- Shadows of war -- Three columns -- kept the Battle of the Rosebud -- Terry seeks the hostiles -- Into the valley -- The Battle of the Little Bighorn -- An Army humbled -- Guide for the interested reader -- Orders of battle
Control code
ocm26636171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780938289210
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92031839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26636171
Label
The Little Bighorn campaign, March-September 1876, Wayne Michael Sarf
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the series -- Introduction -- Shadows of war -- Three columns -- kept the Battle of the Rosebud -- Terry seeks the hostiles -- Into the valley -- The Battle of the Little Bighorn -- An Army humbled -- Guide for the interested reader -- Orders of battle
Control code
ocm26636171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780938289210
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92031839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26636171

Library Locations

    • CLEVELAND/Main LibraryBorrow it
      325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH, 44114, US
      41.501174 -81.69177499999999
Processing Feedback ...