Rare 1885 Boots & Saddles Massacre Indian War Little Big Horn Us Calvary 1st Ed For Sale
BOOTS AND SADDLES OR LIFE IN DAKOTA WITH GENERAL
By Elizabeth B. Custer
Rare Book Published by
Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, Copyright ©1885.
First Edition. Brown cloth with black
and gold embossing; rising sun over mountain, bugle with musical notes. Very nice gold gilt cover
decorations on spine and front cover. Shelf wear. Brown end pages. Front &
back hinge still
in secure condition. Corners are bumped with a little fraying.
Pages slightly toned, and have very little light scattered foxing throughout.
Title page almost loose. The book for its age is in good condition. Boots and Saddles or Life in Dakota with General
Custer by Elizabeth B. Custer. This book contains and describes in detail the
lives of a soldiers, officers, Generals, Indians, many battles, U. S. 7th
Calvary and much more. The book contains some famous names like General George Armstrong
Custer, Sitting Bull, General Sheridan and much, much more. With 312 wonderful
pages. The book has portrait of
General Armstrong Custer on frontispiece and a Map of Dakota territories.
Appendix of extracts of General Custer's letters. It measures approx. 6” tall
by 7" wide.
of the motives that have actuated me in recalling these simple annals
of our daily life, has been to give a glimpse to civilians of garrison and
camp life — about which they seem to have such a very imperfect knowledge.
This ignorance exists especially with reference to anything pertaining to the
cavalry, which is almost invariably stationed on the extreme frontier. The
isolation of the cavalry posts makes them quite inaccessible to travelers, tc and the exposure incident to meeting warlike Indians does not tempt the visits
of friends or even of the venturesome tourist. Our life, therefore, was often
as separate from the rest of the world as if we had been living on an island
in the ocean. Very little has been written regarding the domestic life of an
army family, and yet I cannot believe that it is without interest; for the
that are asked about on occupations, amusements, and mode of house-keeping,
lead me to hope that the actual answers to these queries contained in this
little story will be acceptable. This must also be my apology for entering in
some instances so minutely into trifling perplexities and events, which went
to fill up the sum of our existence.
East 18th Street, New York City.
I. Change of Station
II. A. Blizzard
III. Western Hospitality
IV. Cavalry on the March
V. Camping among the Sioux
VI. A Visit to the Village of "Two Bears"
VII. Adventures during the Last days of the March
VIII. Separation and Reunion
IX. Our New Home at Fort Lincoln
X. Incidents of Every-Day Life
XI. The Burning of our Quarters - Carrying the Mail
XII. Perplexities and Pleasures of Domestic Life
XIII. A "Strong Heart" Dance!
XIV. Garrison Life
XV. General Custer's Literary Work
XVI. Indian Depredation
XVII. A Day of Anxiety and Terror
XVIII. Improvements at the Post, and Gardening
XIX. General Custer's Library
XX. The Summer of the Black Hills Expedition
XXI. Domestic Trials
XXII. Capture and Escape of Rain-The-Face
XXIII. Garrison Amusements
XXIV. An Indian Council
XXV. Breaking Up of the Missouri
XXVI. Curious Characters and Excursionists among Us
XXVII. Religious Services - Leave of Absence
XVIII. A Winter's Journey Across the Plains
XXIX. Our Life's Last Chapter
APPENDIX: With Extracts of General Custer's Letters
GENERAL CUSTER'S LETTERS
The Yellowstone Expedition of 1873 - Extracts from
Letters by General Custer to his Wife during the Expedition to the Yellowstone
1. Camp on Heart River, D. T., June 26, 1873
2. Yellowstone River, July 19, 1873
3. Yellowstone River, above Powder River, July 31, 1873
Official Report of the Engagements with Indians on the 4th
and 11th ultimo.
1. Head-quarters Battalion 7th Cavalry, Pompey's Pillar,
Yellowstone River, Montana, Aug. 15, 1873
2. Stockade on the Yellowstone, September 6, 1873
3. East Bank of the Yellowstone, September 10th
4. Fort Lincoln, September 23, 1873
5. Fort Lincoln, September 28, 1873
Letters from the Black Hills, 1874 - The following
Extracts are taken from Letters sent from the Expedition to the Black Hills,
referred to in Chapter XX.
1. Thirteen Miles from Fort Lincoln, July 3, 1874
2. Prospect Valley, Dakota, Twelve miles from the Montana
line, July 15th
3. Camp near Harney's Peak, August 2, 1874
4. Bear Butte, Dakota, August 15th
Letters from the Yellowstone, 1876 - Extracts from
Letters written on the Second Expedition to the Yellowstone, during the Summer
1. Forty-six miles from Fort Lincoln, May 20th, 1876
2. On Little Missouri, May 30th
3. In Camp, about Ten miles West of the Little Missouri, May
4. Powder River, about Twenty miles above its Mouth, June 9,
5. Monday, June 12th - before breakfast
6. Mouth of Tongue River, June 17th
7. Mouth of Rosebud, June 21, 1876
8. June 22nd - 11 A. M.
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