Campaigning with Crook

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Campaigning with Crook

Campaigning with Crook The Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition in was successful in scattering the united and victorious Indians of the Custer massacre Commanded by General George Crook and covering eight hundred miles

  • Title: Campaigning with Crook
  • Author: Charles King
  • ISBN: 9780806113777
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition in 1876 was successful in scattering the united and victorious Indians of the Custer massacre Commanded by General George Crook and covering eight hundred miles in ten weeks, the campaign was a hard one on Indians and soldiers alike Before it ended, many of the cavalrymen were walking their horses had either died or were killed forThe Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition in 1876 was successful in scattering the united and victorious Indians of the Custer massacre Commanded by General George Crook and covering eight hundred miles in ten weeks, the campaign was a hard one on Indians and soldiers alike Before it ended, many of the cavalrymen were walking their horses had either died or were killed for food The Indians had their problems, too The earlier Rosebud and Custer fights had expended much of their ammunition, their own scorched earth tactics had destroyed much of their grazing land, and they were pressed so hard by Crook they had little opportunity to hunt.The story of the campaign is vividly told by Charles King, adjutant of General Merritt s Fifth Cavalry A fine companion volume to newsman John F Finerty s War Path and Bivouac Norman, 1961 , King s account presents the soldier s point of view It also covers the activities of the fifth Cavalry before joining Crook s force, including the fight on the War Bonnet, which succeeded in turning a large group of Cheyennes back to the Red Cloud Agency and prevented their joining Sitting Bull It was on the War Bonnet that King witnessed Buffalo Bill Cody s famous fight with Yellow Hand, which he recounts in detail.King s book, first published in 1880, presents an articulate and detailed picture of the dangers and privations of Indian campaigning at its toughest.

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    1. Ken Angle on said:

      The introduction recounts a fight c Tonto Apaches and a small U.S. Army unit at Sunset Mountain in the Arizona Territory cerca 1874. This first person account provides an interesting insight as to life in early AZA

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