Canadians with Custer

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Dundurn, Aug 4, 2012 - History - 280 pages
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During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 17 Canadians stood by Lieutenant-Colonel Custer’s side.

There were 17 Canadians present when Lieutenant-Colonel George Armstrong Custer made his last stand in the battle at Little Bighorn River in 1876. Some had served in the Civil War, some were close friends or admirers of Custer, and some were mercenaries who just wanted a job with adventure.

William Winer Cooke, the scion of two prominent wealthy families in Upper Canada, became Custer’s right-hand man. Mark Kellogg, a Canadian-American, was a journalist who joined the expedition by chance and documented the adventure in newspaper articles sent back east. Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse were among the leaders of the Sioux and Cheyenne nations’ victorious warriors in this desperate attempt to save their lands from the white invasion.

Canadians with Custer tells the stories of the Canadians who joined the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army and provides new information on Custer’s fatal battle.

 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
9
PROLOGUE
11
CHAPTER 1
15
CHAPTER 2
23
CHAPTER 3
27
CHAPTER 4
39
CHAPTER 5
51
CHAPTER 6
59
CHAPTER 18
159
CHAPTER 19
169
CHAPTER 20
173
CHAPTER 21
179
CHAPTER 22
187
CHAPTER 23
197
CHAPTER 24
201
CHAPTER 25
205

CHAPTER 7
67
CHAPTER 8
79
CHAPTER 9
91
CHAPTER 10
101
CHAPTER 11
107
CHAPTER 12
115
CHAPTER 14
127
CHAPTER 15
139
CHAPTER 16
147
CHAPTER 17
153
CHAPTER 26
215
CHAPTER 27
221
CHAPTER 28
227
CHAPTER 29
231
CHAPTER 30
239
EPILOGUE
245
NOTES
255
BIBLIOGRAPHY
273
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About the author (2012)

Mary Thomas is a journalist and broadcaster. Her broadcasting career has taken her to Bosnia, Honduras, South Korea, and Canada's High Arctic. She has taught part-time at Loyalist College and has written for newspapers, including Toronto's Telegram. Mary Thomas is the author of three previous non-fiction books. She lives in Belleville, Ontario.

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