Custer Went First. Based on soldier and Indian survivor accounts much of the Battle of the Little Bighorn occurred while Custer was incapacitated. This book explores the battle with a different approach and perspective. The author uses Army reports official Army testimonies Indian recollections and on-site evaluations and photos by the author to describe the battle. Custer did have a battle plan. Custer was implementing that attack plan when he was shot early in the battle. Subordinate officers made key decisions that ultimately ended in the annihilation of five companies of the Seventh Cavalry. This book is an important read to fully understand the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Kerry Lundmark is a new author and a historian of the Old West and the American westward expansion during the 1800s. A retired business executive and longtime analyst he has also served as a military officer in his career. He has studied the Battle of the Little Bighorn or Custer's Last Stand as it is known to many for over 23 years including visits to the battlefield. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Masters Degree from the University of St. Thomas he lives in Minnesota with his wife and family.