A controversial evaluation, "Custer Vindicated" challenges the historical views on the Battle of the Little Big Horn that depict Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer as an incompetent leader.
In this his fourth book on Custer, Jack L. Pennington presents the results of his most recent research and the evidence that proves Custer was not at fault for the loss of his five companies or the defeat suffered by the 7th Cavalry. He critiques three well-known writers' views as he lays the groundwork for reassessment of the long-time inference that the decisions Lt. Colonel Custer made until he reached Medicine Tail Coulee were not militarily sound. Pennington also explores the roles played by the Reno Court of Inquiry and the 7th Cavalry officers in making Custer a historic scapegoat.
Whatever you have read about or heard from other experts on the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Pennington encourages you to consider questions that have never been asked regarding a famous battle that, to this day, still remains one of the greatest conflicts in U.S. history.