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In Custer's Shadow: Major Marcus Reno

Nichols, Ronald H.; Pohanka, Brian C. - Introduction

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ISBN 10: 0806132817 / ISBN 13: 9780806132815
Published by Univeersity of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 2000
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406 Pages Indexed. This is the First Printing of the 2000 Oklahoma University Press Paperback Ediiton. No defects noted. Gift quality book with flawless interior text pages. During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, five entire companies 0 the 7th Cavalry, including their leader, George Armstrong Custer, were lost. For years the shadow of blame for the defeat has been cast upon Custer. What role did his subordinates play in the battle? Did they contribute to the Custer failure, or was he the only one to blame? In Custer's Shadow presents the complex life of Major Marcus Reno, Custer's second-in-command. Employing photograph and maps to help the reader visualize the text, Ronald H Nichols unravels the controversy surrounding Reno's role in the battle and questions the scrutiny to which he was subjected in the years following. Contentes in 17 Chapters: Growing Up in Southern Illinois, Long Gray Line, First Duty, The Late Unpleasantry Between the States, West Point New Orleans and Oregon, Joining the 7th Cavalry, The Army The Klan and the Guns of '76, Escort Commander & Personal Tragedy, To the Little Big Horn, Into the Valley, Hilltop Fight, Return to Fort Lincoln, Turbulent Times, Accusations & the Court of Inquiry, Fort Meade, Quest for Reinstatement, and Honor Restored. Appendices include Reno's Military Career, Terry's Instructions to Custer, Casualties and Reno's July 5 1876 Report. Size: 6" X 9". Bookseller Inventory # 15177

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Title: In Custer's Shadow: Major Marcus Reno

Publisher: Univeersity of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

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During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, five entire companies of the 7th Cavalry, including their leader, George Armstrong Custer, were lost. For years the shadow of blame for the defeat has been cast upon Custer. What role did his subordinates play in the battle? Did they contribute to the Custer failure, or was he the only one to blame?

In Custer’s Shadow presents the complex life of Major Marcus Reno, Custer’s second-in-command. Employing photographs and maps to help the reader visualize the text, Ronald H. Nichols unravels the controversy surrounding Reno’s role in the battle and questions the scrutiny to which he was subjected in the years following.

 


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Ronald H. Nichols devoted almost twenty years to researching the life of Major Marcus Reno. He is editor of Reno Court of Inquiry.

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