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CUSTER TRAILS SERIES VOLUME TEN: MEDALS FOR THE GENERAL. A HISTORY OF AWARDS FOR GENERAL CUSTER FOR "GALLANT AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE"

$45.00

MEDALS FOR THE GENERAL: A HISTORY OF AWARDS FOR GENERAL CUSTER FOR “GALLANT AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE” by Darold Engebretson is Volume Ten CUSTER TRAILS SERIES. 203 pages, pictorial dj in color, illustrations, illustrations in color section, preface, foreword, introduction, epilogue, appendices, bibliography, index. This comprehensive study examines more closely the awards and decorations that have relevance to the life of GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, as well as an overall view of military awards, beginning with a brief history of decorations in the United States Awards that had significance with reference to General Custer are delineated. These include: Promotions by Brevet, The Red Tie, Purple Heart (wounds not counted), Custer’s Brigade Badge of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade…and many more. Author Darold Engebretson brings to our attention the embossed words found on the reverse of General Custer’s Divisional Badge: “The history of this war when truthfully written will contain no brighter page than that upon which is recorded the chivalrous deeds, the glorious triumphs of the soldiers of the Third Division, Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864.” G.A. Custer. The final chapter, “The General Passes in Review,” and the “Epilogue,” remind us that it is time to complete the military record of “Gallant and Meritorious Service,” for Major General George Armstrong Custer for his actions on the battlefield, including THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN. 2007 Trade Edition $45.00

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