Fighting Indians in the 7th United States Cavalry : Custer` Favorite Regiment (Classic Reprint)

Frank Mulford

Excerpt from Fighting Indians in the 7th United States Cavalry: Custers Favorite Regiment These chronicles of stirring events were written since my discharge from the Seventh United States Cavalry, with both legs paralyzed, due to injuries received at the time of the final surrender. This regiment was made famous by that intrepid Commander, General George A. Custer, and by the efficient service of its units which hastened the end of Indian hostilities in the Great Northwest. Sitting Bull was the most resourceful War Chief ever known, at the time of the Custer Massacre he led the largest and best equipped force of Indian Warriors that ever attacked United States soldiers The object of the uprising was to gain, and hold absolute possession of the lands of their ancestors, for themselves, for their children and their childrens children, for all time. These hostiles, five thousand strong, were attacked by a few hundred soldiers led by Custer, June 25th, 1876. and Custer and his men were all killed. Not on was spared. This Massacre marked the beginning of the end Uncle Sam met the challenge. Hostiles bands were hunted down, and Sitting Bull was captured. The next year Chief Joseph, realizing that Indians could not by force get or hold possession of their hunting grounds, attempted to lead a general exodus of natives into British America. Joseph had under his command, for the protection of the mass of refugees, a fighting force larger and better armed than were the soldiers under Miles, to whom he surrendered. The careful preparation of copy for this book, taking the reader from the recruiting office at Fort Leavenworth, through the Bad Lands of the Northwest, picturing the actualities of my soldier life in the Big Campaign that ended Indian hostilities, has prevented the tedium of many an hour of unbearable idleness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.