RENO, OTTIE W.
Title Reno And Apsaalooka Survive Custer.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. A very small chip from the dustjacket is missing. There is a gift inscription signed by the author.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher Cornwall Books, Cranbury: 1997.
0845348620 / 9780845348628
Seller ID 68677X1
Deals with the life of Major Marcus A. Reno. who was dismissed from the United States Army in 1880, and the subsequent effort by his relatives and other Civil War buffs to reopen his case and restore him to his rank. Perhaps the most poignant and painful event of his life was the battle of Little Big Horn in 1976, commonly called Custer's Last Stand. In that engagement, small by comparison to many of the Civil War battles in which he fought, Reno was second in command to Colonel George Custer and opened the battle with a frontal assault on the Indian village. Following the famous defeat in which Custer and his entire contingent of 210 men died, the American people, reluctant to accept the fact that Sioux and Cheyenne warriors under Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse had simply defeated the Seventh Cavalry and killed the flamboyant Custer, looked for someone to blame for the defeat. General Alfred Terry, Captain F. W. Benteen, and Major Reno were logical targets. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: General Alfred Howe Terry, Military, Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, American Indians, Crazy Horse, Native Americans, Seventh Cavalry, Sioux Indians, Major Marcus A. Reno, Oregon Territory, Montana, Little Big Horn, Custer's Last Stand, Horses, Rutherford B. Hayes, American West, Ulysses S. GrantElizabeth Custer, United States Civil War, Captain Frederick Benteen, Signed Books, Apsaalooka, Ottie W. Reno).