Rare 1885 Boots & Saddles Massacre Indian War Little Big Horn Us Calvary 1st Ed
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BOOTS AND SADDLES OR LIFE IN DAKOTA WITH GENERAL CUSTER
By Elizabeth B. Custer
CONDITION & DESCRIPTION:
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.
One 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 innumerable questions 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.
E. B. C.
146 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 in 1873.
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 of 1876
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 31th
4. Powder River, about Twenty miles above its Mouth, June 9, 1874
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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