New PDF release: Billy Heath: The Man Who Survived Custer's Last Stand

By Vincent J. Genovese

ISBN-10: 1591020662

ISBN-13: 9781591020660

For multiple hundred twenty-five years almost each background publication in print has contended that no white guy survived the conflict of the Little Bighorn, the place Custer made his well-known "last stand." This ebook offers compelling facts that at the very least one member of the 7th Cavalry, a guy named William Heath, did certainly get away. during this fascinating research of hitherto ignored old records, Vincent J. Genovese offers verifiable facts that dispels the long-held delusion that none of Custer's squaddies survived the bloodbath that happened in Montana on June 25, 1876.

Genovese chronicles the lifetime of this "Lazarus of the Little Bighorn," who joined the military at age 27 after fleeing from Pennsylvania lower than threats on his lifestyles. files convey that Billy Heath lived in a small coal-mining city in Pennsylvania and that he enlisted within the 7th Cavalry in 1875, now not lengthy earlier than the fateful conflict. extra, U.S. military documents make certain that he used to be one of many infantrymen on the Little Bighorn. His identify additionally looks on an inventory of these killed in motion and is inscribed at the reliable monument that stands on the conflict site.

What makes Genovese's contribution to the background of this well-known occasion so fascinating are public files that he the following introduces, which express without a doubt that William Heath lived on for fourteen extra years after the conflict of the Little Bighorn. beginning files from his native land in Schuylkill County, PA, point out that he fathered seven young ones earlier than demise in obscurity. His headstone nonetheless exists within the neighborhood cemetery.

This is a distinct and engaging re-assessment of a storied occasion in American historical past, on the way to definitely impress controversy.

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