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Supplying Custer: The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876
 

Supplying Custer: The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Clark, Gerald R.

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The Battle of the Little Bighorn is one of the best-known events in the history of the American West. Questions surrounding Custer's fate have been discussed and researched at length, but details about the transportation and logistics of military supplies have not been thoroughly... investigated. Archaeologist Gerald Clark stumbled upon the remnants of a supply depot while surveying the area near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Powder Rivers. It turned out to have been established by General Terry during the Sioux War and utilized by Custer and one wing of the 7th Calvary. The book details the items recovered archaeologically, including ale and soda bottles, cartridges, packing crates, a horseshoe, and a ceramic doll. It also addresses the army's knowledge of this area and the ways the supply depot fit into the broader military campaign. This book connects archaeology and history to explore how the American military planned, manoeuvred, and operated on the northern plains from the end of the Civil War through 1876.
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ISBN 9781607813552
Released NZ 30 Sep 2014
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781607813552
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Released 30 Sep 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Clark, Gerald R.
Category Military History
Archaeology By Period / Region
Number of Pages 348
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 973.82
Weight 386g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876, Prairie County (Mont.) - Antiquities, Dakota Indians - Wars, 1876 - Antiquities, Dakota Indians - Wars, 1876 - Equipment and supplies, Powder River Valley (Wyo. and Mont.) - History, Military - 19th century
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education

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