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By Eric J. Wittenberg

throughout the Civil warfare, James Harvey Kidd fought together with the final George Armstrong Custer as a member of the sixth Michigan Cavalry, the Wolverines. A pupil on the college of Michigan on the outbreak of the ear, Kidd enlisted in 1862 and used to be elected captain, commanding a firm of Wolverines. inside of years he used to be promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment. within the fall of 1864, he succeeded Custer as commander of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade and finally obtained a brevet to brigadier basic of volunteers. After the conflict, Kidd served as brigadier basic within the Michigan nationwide defend and, upon returning to his civilian occupation as a newspaperman, released newspapers in his place of birth of Ionia, Michigan. He additionally wrote a memoir of his carrier own memories of a Cavalryman in Custer's Michigan Brigade, a vintage of Civil conflict literature. Eric J. Wittenberg offers a lot of this newspaperman?s beautiful writings of their unique shape in At Custer's facet: The Civil battle Writings of James Harvey Kidd, Kidd wrote eloquently approximately his Civil warfare reports, specifically his carrier with client. His speech given on the commitment of the client monument in Monroe, Michigan, is especially very important, because it presents readers with one of many first revisionist perspectives of the tragedy that happened Custer at Little monstrous Horn. very similar to Wittenberg's first ebook of Kidd's writings, certainly one of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil battle Letters of Brevet Brigadier basic James H. Kidd, sixth Michigan Cavalry (Kent country college Press, 2000), this most recent assortment deals insightful, articulate, and interesting remark on what it ws wish to serve within the Civil conflict and with "the boy general".

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