With Custer on the Little Bighorn. A Newly Discovered First-Person Account by William O. Taylor. Foreword by Greg Martin.
by [Custer's Last Stand] Taylor, William O.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. On June 25, 1876, as General George Armstrong Custer and his soldiers fell to Sioux warriors, Taylor, a private in Troop A of the 7th Cavalry who had just ridden into battle with Major Marcus Reno, was bunkered down, under siege, in a valley below the Little Bighorn. Three days later, he helped bury Custer's troops. Discharged for reasons of health in 1877, Taylor became a lifelong student of his first and only battle. Six years before he died, he completed this previously unpublished memoir/history, which was purchased by editor Martin in 1995. The text integrates Taylor's personal memories with extensive borrowings from existing published sources. The narrative offers vivid and original firsthand accounts of both the confused retreat of Reno's battalion across the Little Bighorn River and the grisly process of identifying and interring the already decomposing corpses on the site of the Last Stand.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26481