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The Custer Fight; Capt. Benteen’s Story Of The Battle

The Custer Fight; Capt. Benteen’s Story Of The Battle

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The Custer Fight; Capt. Benteen’s Story Of The Battle

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34 pages
30 minutes
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Nov 6, 2015
ISBN:
9781786252579
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FOR THE FIRST TIME since he testified before the Reno Court of Inquiry, at Chicago, in 1879, Capt. F. W. Benteen, senior captain of Custer’s regiment, the famous 7th Cavalry, here relates the part he played in that most disastrous of Indian fights on American soil, over which more controversy has raged than over any other battle fought against the red man in the United States.

Much of the account is from his own testimony at the Reno Inquiry; some of it is from the personal letters of Capt. Benteen, (in possession of the author). Certain charges were made against Major Marcus A. Reno and Capt. Benteen by Frederick Whittaker, Custer’s biographer. At the last moment Whittaker withdrew his charges against Capt. Benteen. He also utterly failed to substantiate his charges against Major Reno, the verdict of the Court being that “there was nothing in his conduct which requires animadversion from the Court, and that in view of all the facts in evidence, no further proceedings are necessary in this case.”
No officer in the Civil War won a more brilliant record than Major Reno, he being brevetted by grades from a first lieutenant to a colonel ‘‘for gallant and meritorious service.” Later, he served as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.

The testimony at the Reno Inquiry revealed that both Capt. Benteen and Major Reno had done the best that could be done with what they had to do with, and that, but for their extraordinary heroism and bravery in the fight on the bluffs, following Custer’s overwhelming defeat, four miles down the river, the troops under their charge would likewise have been wiped out.

Students of the battle of the Little Big Horn will do well to carefully preserve this account of the Custer fight as related by Capt. Benteen.
Sortie:
Nov 6, 2015
ISBN:
9781786252579
Format:
Livre

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The Custer Fight; Capt. Benteen’s Story Of The Battle - Captain Frederick W. Benteen

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Text originally published in 1960 under the same title.

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Although in most cases we have retained the Author’s original spelling and grammar to authentically reproduce the work of the Author and the original intent of such material, some additional notes and clarifications have been added for the modern reader’s benefit.

We have also made every effort to include all maps and illustrations of the original edition the limitations of formatting do not allow of including larger maps, we will upload as many of these maps as possible.

THE CUSTER FIGHT, CAPT. BENTEEN’S STORY OF  THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN

JUNE 25-26, 1876

By

E. A. BRININSTOOL

With Comments on the Rosebud Fight of June 17, 1876,

By ROBERT E. STRAHORN, War Correspondent for the CHICAGO TRIBUNE and NEW YORK TIMES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS 4

FOREWORD 5

CAPTAIN BENTEEN’S OWN STORY 6

(ADDENDA) — WHY CROOK DID NOT MEET TERRY, GIBBON AND CUSTER 20

REQUEST FROM THE PUBLISHER 22

FOREWORD

FOR THE FIRST TIME since he testified before the Reno Court of Inquiry, at Chicago, in 1879, Capt. F. W. Benteen, senior captain of Custer’s regiment, the famous 7th Cavalry, here relates the part he played in that most disastrous of Indian fights on American soil, over which more controversy has raged than over any other battle fought against the red man in the United States.

Much of the account is from his own testimony at the Reno Inquiry; some of it is from the personal letters of Capt. Benteen, (in possession of the author). Certain charges were made against Major Marcus A. Reno and Capt. Benteen by Frederick Whittaker, Custer’s biographer. At the last moment Whittaker withdrew his charges against Capt. Benteen. He also utterly failed to substantiate his charges against Major Reno, the verdict of the Court

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