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By James Madison DeWolf,Todd E. Harburn,Paul Andrew Hutton


In spring 1876 a doctor named James Madison DeWolf accredited the task of agreement health care provider for the 7th Cavalry, turning into considered one of 3 surgeons who observed Custer’s battalion on the conflict of the Little substantial Horn. Killed within the early phases of the conflict, he may perhaps simply became an insignificant footnote within the many chronicles of this epic campaign—but he left in the back of an eyewitness account in his diary and correspondence. A health care provider with Custer on the Little colossal Horn is the 1st annotated version of those infrequent money owed due to the fact 1958, and the main entire therapy to date.

whereas researchers have identified of DeWolf’s diary for a few years, few information have surfaced concerning the guy himself. In A physician with Custer on the Little monstrous Horn, Todd E. Harburn bridges this hole, delivering a close biography of DeWolf in addition to huge editorial perception into his writings. As probably the most hugely knowledgeable males who traveled with Custer, the healthcare professional used to be good outfitted to compose articulate descriptions of the 1876 crusade opposed to the Indians, a fateful trip that begun for him at castle Lincoln, Dakota Territory, and ended at the battlefield in japanese Montana Territory. In letters to his loved spouse, Fannie, and in diary entries—reproduced during this quantity precisely as he wrote them—DeWolf describes the terrain, climatic conditions, and clinical wishes that he and his partners encountered alongside the way.

After DeWolf’s loss of life, his colleague Dr. Henry Porter, who survived the clash, retrieved his diary and despatched it to DeWolf’s widow. Later, the DeWolf relatives donated it to the Little Bighorn Battlefield nationwide Monument. Now on hand during this obtainable and completely annotated layout, the diary, besides the DeWolf’s own correspondence, serves as a distinct basic source for info in regards to the Little immense Horn crusade and clinical practices at the western frontier.

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