Under Custer's Command

The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery

Eric J. Wittenberg

George Armstrong Custer's fabled Fifth Regiment fought with great distinction throughout the war and suffered the thrid highest total of men killed in the entire Union cavalry. A twenty-four-year-old farmer and new father from Hopkins, Michigan, named James Henry Avery was one of Custer's feared "Wolverines.
Publication date:
January 2006
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Series :
Memories of War
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781574887440

Dimensions : 230 X 150 cm
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£5.99
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Overview
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George Armstrong Custer’s fabled Fifth Regiment fought with great distinction throughout the war and suffered the thrid highest total of men killed in the entire Union cavalry. A twenty-four-year-old farmer and new father from Hopkins, Michigan, named James Henry Avery was one of Custer’s feared “Wolverines.” Besides eloquently describing his personal experiences, Sergeant Avery’s wartime journals and postwar reminiscences provide uniquely detailed descriptions of Civil War cavalry movements and the only known account that addresses the escape of elements of the Fifth Michigan Cavalry on the first day of the Battle of Trevilian Station.