Custer’s Thorn: The Life of Frederick W. Benteen

By: Jules C. Ladenheim

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Book Details: 384 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 384 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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This book is offered as a concise biography of Frederick William Benteen, who saw service in the Civil War, at the Little Bighorn Battle, and in the subjugation of the Nez Perce. As a captain in the Seventh Cavalry, he was a pivotal character in the Custe

Title: Custer’s Thorn: The Life of Frederick W. Benteen

Author: Jules C. Ladenheim

Categories: Civil War,

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2007

ISBN Number: 0788436465

ISBN Number 13: 9780788436468

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 384 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 384 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Seller ID: L3646

Description: This book is offered as a concise biography of Frederick William Benteen, who saw service in the Civil War, at the Little Bighorn Battle, and in the subjugation of the Nez Perce. As a captain in the Seventh Cavalry, he was a pivotal character in the Custer saga. A study of Benteen’s life can be daunting. The many letters he left behind support divergent views of his character. Throughout her long life, Custer’s resourceful widow had unremitting contempt for Benteen, which she made no effort to conceal. Even today, his detractors are many. He may well be faulted for a long list of character defects—but never for want of bravery. Something about the person made men respect him, spring to his orders and unhesitatingly follow him into battle. That essence deserves to be explored, and the testimonials he accrued during his lifetime have earned him the right to a balanced inquiry. The author has focused the study primarily on the man and spared the reader a detailed description of the great events in the Civil War and the Plains Wars, so well treated elsewhere. Numerous vintage photographs and maps, a bibliography and an index to names, places and subjects enhance the text.
384 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 384 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

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