The Resource An aide to Custer : the Civil War letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger, edited by Sandy Barnard ; compiled by Thomas E. Singelyn

An aide to Custer : the Civil War letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger, edited by Sandy Barnard ; compiled by Thomas E. Singelyn

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An aide to Custer : the Civil War letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger
Title
An aide to Custer
Title remainder
the Civil War letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sandy Barnard ; compiled by Thomas E. Singelyn
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Language
eng
Summary
"In August 1862, nineteen-year-old Edward G. Granger joined the 5th Michigan Cavalry Regiment as a second lieutenant. On August 20, 1863, the newly promoted Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer appointed Granger as one of his aides, a position Granger would hold until his death in August 1864. Many of the forty-four letters the young lieutenant wrote home during those two years, introduced and annotated here by leading Custer scholar Sandy Barnard, provide a unique look into the words and actions of his legendary commander. At the same time, Granger’s correspondence offers an intimate picture of life on the picket lines of the Army of the Potomac and a staff officer’s experiences in the field. As Custer’s aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Granger was in an ideal position to record the inner workings of the Michigan Brigade’s command echelon. Riding at Custer’s side, he could closely observe one of America’s most celebrated and controversial military figures during the very days that cemented his fame. With a keen eye and occasional humor, Granger describes the brigade’s operations, including numerous battles and skirmishes. His letters also show the evolution of the Army of the Potomac’s Cavalry Corps from the laughingstock of the Eastern Theater to an increasingly potent, well-led force. By the time of Granger’s death at the Battle of Crooked Run, he and his comrades were on the verge of wresting mounted supremacy from their Confederate opponents"--Publisher description
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DLC
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1843-1864
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Granger, Edward G.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E514.4
LC item number
.G73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1929-
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  • Barnard, Sandy
  • Singelyn, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Granger, Edward G
  • United States
  • United States
  • Custer, George A.
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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An aide to Custer : the Civil War letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger, edited by Sandy Barnard ; compiled by Thomas E. Singelyn
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A first letter -- 2. Camp life and picket duty -- 3. A summer and fall of campaigning -- 4. Camp life, winter 1863-1864 -- 5. Campaigning in the spring and summer of 1864 -- Epilogue. Death on a hot August day
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780806160184
Lccn
2017055868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028384962
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1012637799
  • (OCoLC)on1012637799
Label
An aide to Custer : the Civil War letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger, edited by Sandy Barnard ; compiled by Thomas E. Singelyn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A first letter -- 2. Camp life and picket duty -- 3. A summer and fall of campaigning -- 4. Camp life, winter 1863-1864 -- 5. Campaigning in the spring and summer of 1864 -- Epilogue. Death on a hot August day
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780806160184
Lccn
2017055868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028384962
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1012637799
  • (OCoLC)on1012637799

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