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Author Kidd, James Harvey, 1840-1913.

Title At Custer's side : the Civil War writings of James Harvey Kidd / edited by Eric J. Wittenberg
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 140 pages) : maps
Summary During the Civil War, James Harvey Kidd fought along side the General George Armstrong Custer as a member of the 6th Michigan Cavalry, the Wolverines. A student at the University of Michigan at the outbreak of the ear, Kidd enlisted in 1862 and was elected captain, commanding a company of Wolverines. Within two years he was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment. In the fall of 1864, he succeeded Custer as commander of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade and eventually received a brevet to brigadier general of volunteers. After the war, Kidd served as brigadier general in the Michigan National Guard and, upon returning to his civilian career as a newspaperman, published two newspapers in his hometown of Ionia, Michigan. He also wrote a memoir of his service Personal Reminiscences of a Cavalryman in Custer's Michigan Brigade, a classic of Civil War literature. Eric J. Wittenberg presents many of this newspaperman?s captivating writings in their original form in At Custer's Side: The Civil War Writings of James Harvey Kidd, Kidd wrote eloquently about his Civil War experiences, especially his service with Customer. His speech given at the dedication of the Customer monument in Monroe, Michigan, is particularly important, as it provides readers with one of the first revisionist views of the tragedy that befell Custer at Little Big Horn. Much like Wittenberg's first book of Kidd's writings, One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry (Kent State University Press, 2000), this latest collection offers insightful, articulate, and entertaining commentary on what it ws like to serve in the Civil War and with the boy general
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137) and index
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Subject Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876.
Kidd, James Harvey, 1840-1913.
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865)
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Biography.
Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Wittenberg, Eric J., 1961-
ISBN 1612772722 (electronic bk.)
9781612772721 (electronic bk.)
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(alk. paper)