Fighting Indians in the 7th United States Cavalry: By a member of Company

Fighting Indians in the 7th United States Cavalry: By a member of Company "M"

by Ami Frank Mulford

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Overview

The smoke and dust had barely cleared from the Little Bighorn battlefield when, just shy of 90 days later, Frank Mulford joined the famous 7th Cavalry. The young Mulford met and fought alongside all of the survivors of the Little Bighorn: Captain Frederick Benteen, Captain Tucker French, Lieutenant Charles Varnum, Captain Edward Godfrey, and others whose names are now well-known to Custer students.

Slightly one year after the Little Bighorn battle, Mulford was on the march with General Nelson Miles and Colonel Samuel Sturgis in pursuit of Chief Joseph. In this lively and humorous memoir, Mulford presents a real inside view of 7th Cavalry life. Not the glory or the heroic so much as the mud and the blood.

"My bunkie and I bought some eggs--so we thought--from the steamboat Far West, and the eggs proved to be too far west."

After surviving his first trial by fire in the battle with the Nez Perce, Mulford was seriously injured when his horse stumbled and fell on him. He eventually lost the use of both legs at the young age of 24 but somehow managed to retain his sense of humor to write this valuable addition to 7th Cavalry history.

Like many Americans of his time, Mulford was a Custer worshiper and pined for the old commander whom he never met. But his account of cavalry life is a long-forgotten treasure of western history.

For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150423374
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 08/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 458 KB

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