Battles and Skirmishes of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877: The Military View


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This volume offers accounts of the many battles and skirmishes in the Great Sioux War as they were observed by participating officers, enlisted men, scouts, surgeons, and newspaper correspondents. The selections-some rendered immediately after the encounters and some set down in reminiscences years later – are important and little-known sources of information about the war. By their personal nature, they give a compelling sense of immediacy to the actions.

The editor’s introduction and commentary on each of the accounts help readers understand the interrelationship of events and appreciate the entire spectrum of the conflict.