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- DescriptionFrederick William Benteen (1834-98) was a military officer during the Civil War and the Black Hills War against the Lakotas and the Northern Cheyennes. He was in command of a battalion at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and some say that his controversial actions during the battle may have contributed to Custer's disastrous defeat. In Harvest of Barren Regrets, Charles K. Mills explores Benteen's complex personality and life as a career army man during one of the most violent and compelling periods in U.S. military history. He views Benteen as misjudged by history, a man forced to shoulder much of the blame for events far beyond his influence or control. As Mills says at the end of this wonderful biography, There are monuments to Frederick William Benteen today. He remains as he lived: a rather obscure supporting actor who appeared briefly on center stage in a well-kwn American history drama and then quietly faded away. It was his misfortune to live largely unkwn and to die largely misunderstood.
- Author BiographyCharles K. Mills is a historian and the author of the novel A Mighty Afternoon. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. James Donovan is the author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn-the Last Great Battle of the American West and Custer and the Little Bighorn, both main selections of the Military Book Club.
- Author(s)Charles K. Mills
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2011
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNebraska
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBison Books
- Content Note45 illustrations, 14 maps, 9 appendixes
- Weight599 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Introduction byJames Donovan
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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