A Hoosier Quaker goes to war : the life & death of Major Joel H. Elliott, 7th Cavalry / by Sandy Barnard.
Publication year: c2010.
Call Number E506.6 7th .B37 2010
Media class: Book
Publisher: Wake Forest, N.C. : AST Press
ISBN: 9780974540948 0974540943
Additional information: xiv, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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"This book covers the story of the military career of Major Joel H. Elliott, who, despite his Quaker upbringing, served heroically with the 7th Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war he was appointed as a major in the 7th U.S. Cavalry. For a time, during Lt. Col. George's Custer's suspension in 1867-1867, he commanded the regiment. Upon Custer's return in October 1868, the regiment participated in the campaign against the Cheyenne in Oklahoma Territory. On Nov. 27, 1868, Elliott and his 17-man detachment were cut off by the Indians and annihilated. Ever since, Custer has been accused of abandoning the major to his fate. In the book author Barnard takes a new look at this historical controversy"--Amazon's website.
Quaker life in West Grove -- A Quaker youth goes to war -- 7th Indiana prepares for war -- The battle of Okolona -- Searching for General Forrest -- Battle of Brice's Cross Roads -- A season of recuperation -- Charge at Verona Station -- In Texas with Custer -- Elliott rejoins the army -- In the field -- Assuming command -- Commanding the 7th Cavalry -- The Custer court-martial -- The Medicine Lodge Treaty -- Commanding Fort Harker -- The Washita campaign -- The death of Major Elliott -- Retreat from the Washita -- The abandonment controversy.
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