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MONTANA AND THE WEST SERIES VOLUME FOURTEEN: ON THE LITTLE BIG HORN WITH WALTER CAMP. A COLLECTION OF W.M. CAMP'S LETTERS, NOTES AND OPINIONS ON CUSTER'S LAST FIGHT

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ON THE LITTLE BIG HORN WITH WALTER CAMP: A COLLECTION OF W.M. CAMP’S LETTERS, NOTES AND OPINIONS ON CUSTER’S LAST FIGHT by Richard G. Hardorff is Volume Fourteen is MONTANA AND THE WEST SERIES. 255 pages, 3 maps, 20 photographs, illustrations, biblio, index. Full color portrait of Gen Custer by artist Jerry Crandall on the dust jacket. This volume of never before published material is the result of the avocational efforts of the late Walter M. Camp who was fascinated with the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Camp, (who died in 1925 before he could comlete his proposed masterpiece), between the years 1908 and 1925, spoke and corresponded with 109 individuals who belonged to Custer’s cavalry or to his Indian scout force, or were civilians attached to Custer’s regiment during the years of 1908 and 1925. The letters were written by such notables as Generals Edward S. Godfrey, Owen J. Sweet, Charles F. Roe; Colonels Chas. A. Varnum and George S. Young; First Sergeants John Ryan and Charles Windolph; Sergeants Daniel A. Knipe and Stanislas Roy and Privates Augustus L. DeVoto, James M. Rooney, William O. Taylor and Peter Thompson. To this array, Hardorff has added thirty-three letters composed by Camp and sent to various correspondents. The letters deal with various aspects of Custer’s approach to and attack of the Indian village, the burial of the dead, the transfer of their remains in 1881, and the placement of the markers in 1890. James Willert, author of LITTLE BIG HORN DIARY says, “I have carefully read this especially rich collection of letters and interviews between Walter Camp and the officers, soldiers, scouts and others who had participated in that famous battle. The responses Camp received to his direct and probing questions are further enrichment of our knowledge and deeper understanding of this controversial battle. The book also presents Walter Camp’s own conclusions concerning the battle and major figures…conclusions which were developed from his thorough and untiring search for the truth of what had really happened at Little Big Horn. ON THE LITTLE BIG HORN WITH WALTER CAMP is a superb and invaluable contribution to the study of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The Camp letters and interviews, collected over a period of eighteen years, until Walter Camp’s untimely death in 1925, comprise a contribution without parallel, and ‘Dutch” Hardorff’s book is a superb and well-crafted affirmation of this remarkable work.” NEW!!
ISBN#0-912783-35-4. LC#00-100325. El Segundo 2002.
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