Father Valentin Sommereisen And Col. Custer Hoofprints Yellowstone Corral
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Father Valentin Sommereisen And Col. Custer Hoofprints Yellowstone Corral:
This is an amazing and relatively unknown true story of a Catholic Priest who traveled over 200 miles alone through hostile territory to unite with army troops on an expedition. General Custer, in a letter to his wife Libbie, wrote "You will scarcely credit what I am about to write to you...a plain white covered spring wagon, drawn by two mules accompanied by a single individual approached our camp...he took his life in his hand...relying on Him who ruleth over all...this is an act of Christian heroism and physical courage which entitles this humble priest to immeasurable honor and praise". The priest desired to offer spiritual support for all the troops. Reminds me of the like of Brother Van and the 'grunt Padre' in Viet Nam both of whom were joyously fearless in hostile Environments at the most ease with men at arms.
Hoofprints was published twice-yearly by the Yellowstone Corral of the Westerners, has stapled binding, the primary story, book reviews, etc and usually between 24-32 pages in length.