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One of Custer"s Wolverines the Civil War letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry by James Harvey Kidd

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Published by Kent State University Press in Kent, Ohio .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • Michigan

Subjects:

  • Kidd, James Harvey, 1840-1913 -- Correspondence.,
  • United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865),
  • Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.,
  • Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.,
  • Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-231) and index.

Statementedited by Eric J. Wittenberg.
GenreCorrespondence., Personal narratives.
ContributionsWittenberg, Eric J., 1961-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE514.6 6th .K44 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 241 p. :
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6784157M
ISBN 100873386701
LC Control Number00035635

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One of the most exciting and adventurous memoirs of a cavalryman in the American Civil War. Written after Custer’s death, James Kidd tells us that the popular notion of the famous boy general is not what he experienced serving under him in battle. Get this from a library! One of Custer's Wolverines: the Civil War letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry. [James Harvey Kidd; Eric J Wittenberg] -- Primarily known for his postwar exploits, most famously his defeat at Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer is receiving renewed interest for his successful Civil War generalship. The Michigan Brigade, sometimes called the Wolverines, the Michigan Cavalry Brigade or Custer's Brigade, was a brigade of cavalry in the volunteer Union Army during the latter half of the American Civil ed primarily of the 1st Michigan Cavalry, 5th Michigan Cavalry, 6th Michigan Cavalry and 7th Michigan Cavalry, the Michigan Brigade fought in every major campaign of the Army of the. George Armstrong Custer (December 5, – J ) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars.. Custer graduated from West Point in at the bottom of his class, but as the Civil War was just starting, trained officers were in immediate demand. He worked closely with General McClellan and the future General Buried: Initially on the battlefield;, Later reinterred in .

  My every thought was ambitious - not to be wealthy, not to be learned, but to be great. - George Armstrong Custer They Died With Their Boots On* at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in U.S. troops, outnumbered nearly 10 to 1, were massacred by Native American Indians, a debacle that will always be George Armstrong Custer's infamous legacy, a piece of disastrous American history /5. The medal has been reproduced from Elizabeth B. Custer's book "Tenting On The Plains." It is gold plated with a dark blue enamel paint in the background. Size: /4" Wide X /4" Rating: % positive. Chiefly known for his exploits in the Indian Wars, most significantly for his horrific defeat at the Little Bighorn in , George Armstrong Custer found initial success on the battlefields of the Civil War, leading his Michigan Cavalry Brigade in more than sixty battles and skirmishes. The men were affectionately called "Custer's Wolverines" and Price Range: $ - $   The book details the part the Wolverines played in such famous battles as Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Cedar Creek, and Yellow Tavern, from the perspective of one who actively fought at the front lines, and brings a breath of fresh air to the Civil War narrative.5/5(4).