New PDF release: At Custer's Side:Civil War Writing on James Harvey King: The

By Eric J. Wittenberg

ISBN-10: 0873386876

ISBN-13: 9780873386876

throughout the Civil conflict, James Harvey Kidd fought along with the final George Armstrong Custer as a member of the sixth Michigan Cavalry, the Wolverines. A pupil on the college of Michigan on the outbreak of the ear, Kidd enlisted in 1862 and used to be elected captain, commanding a firm of Wolverines. inside of years he was once promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment. within the fall of 1864, he succeeded Custer as commander of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade and finally obtained a brevet to brigadier normal of volunteers. After the conflict, Kidd served as brigadier basic within the Michigan nationwide defend and, upon returning to his civilian profession as a newspaperman, released newspapers in his native land of Ionia, Michigan. He additionally wrote a memoir of his provider own recollections of a Cavalryman in Custer's Michigan Brigade, a vintage of Civil battle literature. Eric J. Wittenberg offers lots of this newspaperman?s beautiful writings of their unique shape in At Custer's aspect: The Civil battle Writings of James Harvey Kidd, Kidd wrote eloquently approximately his Civil conflict stories, in particular his provider with shopper. His speech given on the commitment of the client monument in Monroe, Michigan, is very vital, because it offers readers with one of many first revisionist perspectives of the tragedy that passed off Custer at Little great Horn. very like Wittenberg's first publication of Kidd's writings, one among Custer's Wolverines: The Civil warfare Letters of Brevet Brigadier basic James H. Kidd, sixth Michigan Cavalry (Kent nation collage Press, 2000), this most recent assortment deals insightful, articulate, and enjoyable statement on what it ws prefer to serve within the Civil struggle and with "the boy general".

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