Men with Custer: Biographies of the 7th Cavalry.
Hardin: Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum, 1995. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. How and when some 210 soldiers under George Armstrong Custer’s direct command died remains a mystery because there were no acknowledged survivors. This is a book about his men, not their battle, and therein lies its importance. Hammer and Nichols’ work is a long-awaited revision of Hammer’s original Little Big Horn Biographies with an improved format, new information and abundant source citations. The biographies are arranged in alphabetical order, including all members of the 7th Cavalry on June 25, 1876, Indian and Anglo scouts, teamsters and other civilians. A 7th Cavalry organization chart and high-quality photographs of the officers and a few NCOs, scouts and notable civilians add polish. Appendices include rosters annotated with those killed, wounded and detached, casualty summaries, aliases, medal winners, and interments by cemetery. Item #26785