An outstanding study of the medals, awards that were given to General Custer, and those that he should have received, well-documented, illustrations, including a color section. New information for readers desiring more about Custer than the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Includes: Civil War, Indian Warfare, Custer in the West.
A History of Awards for General Custer for Gallant and Meritorious Service; A comprehensive study.
The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to January 16, 1969
The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to January 16, 1969. The MSM was previously awarded as a decoration for achievement during peacetime, but effective 11 September 2001, this decoration may also be bestowed in lieu of the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in a designated combat theater.
Meritorious Public Service Medal. The Meritorious Public Service Medal formerly the Outstanding Civilian Service Award is the third highest honor within the public service awards scheme of the Department of the Army that can be awarded to a private citizen.
Now a general officer, Custer had great latitude in choosing his uniform. Though often criticized as gaudy, it was more than personal vanity. A showy uniform for Custer was one of command presence on the battlefield: he wanted to be readily distinguishable at first glance from all other soldiers. He intended to lead from the front, and to him it was a crucial issue of unit morale that his men be able to look up in the middle of a charge, or at any other time on the battlefield, and instantly see him leading the way into danger.
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MEDALS FOR THE GENERAL: A HISTORY OF AWARDS FOR GENERAL CUSTER FOR GALLANT AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE by Darold Engebretson is Volume Ten CUSTER TRAILS SERIES. 203 pages, pictorial dj in color, illustrations, illustrations in color section, preface, foreword, introduction, epilogue, appendices, bibliography, index.
A General History of the. has been added to your Cart. For Pirates the source is this book written at the time when the Pirates were still alive and obviously helped in filling in the details. I have read some 30 books on Pirates and most mention this book as one of their major sources. Of course the author may have spiced it up a bit but the basics are easily found plus there is additional detail describing the cities, politics of the time and social structure. A great read and a must for serious students of the subject. 4 people found this helpful.
Old-timey book, but I knew that. I needed it for an assignment I was writing for my exams, and it did just the trick. While it does have fanciful stories they mostly seem to be true, seeing as all other sources either agree or have no proof
Old-timey book, but I knew that. While it does have fanciful stories they mostly seem to be true, seeing as all other sources either agree or have no proof. A good book for studying pirates, and a great book if you want to get obsessed with the history of female pirates, as they are ludicrously badass, like something out of a movie.