Friday, May 24, 2013


Before he met his destiny on that fateful day on the Great Plains, George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) served as an aggressive (and generally effective) Union Army cavalry commander:

Barnett, Louise K. Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. ST—B CUSTER

Custer, Elizabeth B, and Arlene Reynolds. The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer: Reconstructed from Her Diaries and Notes. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994. CP--973.7092

Custer, George A, and John M. Carroll. Custer, in the Civil War: His Unfinished Memoirs. San Rafael, Calif: Presidio Press, 1977. ST—973.7

Hatch, Thom. Clashes of Cavalry: The Civil War Careers of George Armstrong Custer and Jeb Stuart. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. ST--973.82092

Hatch, Thom. The Custer Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Life of George Armstrong Custer and the Plains Indian Wars. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. HGT--973.82092

Kinsley, D A. Favor the Bold: Custer: the Civil War Years. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967. ST—B CUSTER

Monaghan, Jay. Custer: The Life of General George Armstrong Custer. Lincoln, Neb: University of Nebraska Press, 1971. ST—B CUSTER

Urwin, Gregory J. W. Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1983. ST—973.73

Wert, Jeffry D. Custer: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. ST—B CUSTER

Whittaker, Frederick. A Complete Life of Gen. George A. Custer. New York: Sheldon, 1876 [repr. 1993]. ST—B CUSTER


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Monday, May 20, 2013


James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, 1833-1863 (Confederate general)

ST—Stacks [Central Library]
HGT—History, Geography, & Travel Room [Central Library]

Davis, Burke. Jeb Stuart: The Last Cavalier. New York: Rinehart, 1957. ST—B STUART

Garnett, Theodore S, and Robert J. Trout. Riding with Stuart: Reminiscences of an Aide-De-Camp. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Pub. Co, 1994. ST--973.7455

Hatch, Thom. Clashes of Cavalry: The Civil War Careers of George Armstrong Custer and Jeb Stuart. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. ST--973.82092

McClellan, H B. I Rode with Jeb Stuart: The Life and Campaigns of Major General J.E.B. Stuart. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1958. ST--973.73

Rhea, Gordon C. The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. HGT--973.736

Thomas, Emory M. Bold Dragoon: The Life of J.E.B. Stuart. New York: Harper & Row, 1986. ST—B STUART

Thomason, John W. Jeb Stuart. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1930. ST—B STUART

Trout, Robert J. They Followed the Plume: The Story of J.E.B. Stuart and His Staff. Mechanicsburg, Pa: Stackpole Books, 1993. ST--973.7455

Wert, Jeffry D. Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J.E.B. Stuart. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. ST—B STUART

Wittenberg, Eric J, and J D. Petruzzi. Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg. New York: Savas Beatie, 2006. HGT--973.7349

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