The Godfrey Diary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

The Godfrey Diary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Together for the first time in electronic format are two of the most important Custer source documents on the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Lieutenant Edward Settle Godfrey was commander of K Company of the 7th Cavalry in the battalion of Captain Frederick Benteen. Godfrey was a central figure in the Reno-Benteen defense over the 25th and 26th of June, 1876. He kept a diary of the Yellowstone Expedition against the Sioux from May 17 to September 24. The diary reveals anecdotes and observations of General Custer's mood and behavior before the fight on June 25th, as well as the desperate story of survival experienced by the battalions under Reno and Benteen. It also contains fascinating details about how the cavalry moved, camped, and relaxed during the days leading up to the fight. In 1892, (then Captain) Godfrey wrote what became a very famous and widely-read article for Century Magazine about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Both of these documents are cited by most serious Custer books. For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.The Pilot House is surrounded with 1a#39; 5 in oak, and there are cottonwood logs laid parallel aamp; against the steam pipes. Cottonwood logs are placed ... Beckera#39;s map [known asthe Maguire map] of the Battle field. That part of the mapshowinganbsp;...

Title:The Godfrey Diary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Author:Lieutenant Edward Settle Godfrey
Publisher:BIG BYTE BOOKS - 2014-10-20


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