Battle Digest - Little Bighorn

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Christopher J. Petty/Michael E. Haskew
Pub Date:
April 2020
Gate Fold (6pg.), maps, images, gloss laminate

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The battle of Little Bighorn, despite it relatively small size, was the worst defeat for the U.S. Army in the Indian Wars. Although it was a clear tactical victory for the Plains Indians, it also would be a significant strategic setback for their cause. The outrage caused by the Indian victory only intensified efforts by the U.S. Army and its Department of the Missouri to pacify the Native Americans and return those who resisted to their reservations. Within months of their victory at the Little Bighorn, the Plains Indians were defeated in the Great Sioux War of 1876–1877 and their lands in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory were confiscated.


Learn why the controversial George A. Custer rushed into battle against his Indian opponents on that fateful day, and how Brigadier General Terry’s failure to synchronize his forces contributed to “Custer’s Last Stand.”


The Battle Digest summary includes all the key aspects of the campaign and battle, including maps, images, and lessons learned.







Christopher J. Petty is a retired Army Brigadier General, a graduate of West Point, and the U.S. Army War College. His career spanned multiple commands, including combat operations during the Iraq "Surge" and a NATO command in Bosnia. Chris's unique blend of three decades of military experience, the love of history, and a passion for understanding the timeless lessons of war, make Battle Digest a unique, time-saving, and powerful resource. Michael Haskew is the author of West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley and the Class the Stars Fell On, and Appomattox, The Last Days of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. He has written numerous other books and contributed to many others. He has also authored many magazine, periodic, and newspaper articles during a 37-year career in journalism. He is the editor of WWII History Magazine. He resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.