1887 1ed Tenting on the Plains Gen George CUSTER Civil War Kansas Texas Indians

CUSTER, Elizabeth Bacon

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“There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry”

– General George Custer

 

A rare first edition of Elizabeth Custer’s ‘Tenting on the Plains.’ Custer wrote this book with the attempt of creating a legacy for her husband, General George Custer. She succeeded. In fact, she is without doubt the most important force in creating a sense of ‘legend’ around her late husband. She turned him into a Western hero and martyr, which slightly differs from the truth in his military failures.

 

‘Tenting on the Plains’ covers many of the stories of General Custer’s military career and personal life just after the Civil War – reports from Fort Riley in Kansas, military marches of the Seventh Cavalry, life on the prairie, and dispersal of the Army of the Potomac.

 

This rare edition is filled with 29 full-page illustrations including portraits, views of buffaloes, stage-coach attacks, equestrian training, views of Texas and Kansas plains and landscapes, as well as picket lines by negroes and slaves!

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1887 1ed Tenting on the Plains Gen George CUSTER Civil War Kansas Texas Indians

 

“There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry”

– General George Custer

 

A rare first edition of Elizabeth Custer’s ‘Tenting on the Plains.’ Custer wrote this book with the attempt of creating a legacy for her husband, General George Custer. She succeeded. In fact, she is without doubt the most important force in creating a sense of ‘legend’ around her late husband. She turned him into a Western hero and martyr, which slightly differs from the truth in his military failures.

 

‘Tenting on the Plains’ covers many of the stories of General Custer’s military career and personal life just after the Civil War – reports from Fort Riley in Kansas, military marches of the Seventh Cavalry, life on the prairie, and dispersal of the Army of the Potomac.

 

This rare edition is filled with 29 full-page illustrations including portraits, views of buffaloes, stage-coach attacks, equestrian training, views of Texas and Kansas plains and landscapes, as well as picket lines by negroes and slaves!

 

Item number: #16276

Price: $499

 

CUSTER, Elizabeth Bacon

 

Tenting on the plains ; or, General Custer in Kansas and Texas

 

New York : C.L. Webster, 1887. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xiii, [3], 702
    • 29 illustrations throughout; including frontispiece
  • References: Rader 1009
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; secure
    • Cloth
  • Size: ~9.25in X 6.5in (23.5cm x 16.5cm)

 

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16276

Categories

Americana, American History

Military & War

Authors

CUSTER, Elizabeth Bacon

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete