Exploring with Custer: the 1874 Black Hills Expedition (Revised 4th Edition) - book

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New revised 4th Edition!

Welcome to the trail...

General George Armstrong Custer's journey to the Black Hills in 1874 was better documented than any other military expedition of the Old West.  Not only did William H. Illingworth record superb views of the landscape and several camps, but at least fifteen men wrote diaries, reports or newspaper dispatches with vivid detail.

This book blends the Illingworth photos and their present-day counterparts with selections from all known accounts to paint a unique portrait of everyday life along the trail.  And if someone mentions a spring or stream, a valley or a rock formation, the authors show you exactly where it is.  Because Exploring with Custer also includes a point-by-point guide to the Expedition's route within the Black Hills.  The maps, directions and GPS readings lead you to the campsites and down the trail, with stops for many of the photo sites and sometimes for ruts left by Custer's wagons.  The choice is yours.  Use the photographs and accounts to relive the Black Hills Expedition from the comfort of home, or take this book into the field and "listen" to the stories of Custer and his men as you walk the ground they walked in 1874.


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Ernest Grafe & Paul Horsted
Book Details:
paperback, 319 pages, revised 4th edition, 2023