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Frederick W. Benteen

The following publications contain information about Frederick W. Benteen:

Article: "Custer's Last Battle” by E. S. Godfrey • Reprinted from Century Magazine, January 1902 The Teepee Book: A Monthly Periodical Published by Herbert Coffeen Sheridan, Wyoming Vol. II, No. VI June 1916.

Article: "The Human Interest of the Custer Battle” by Raymond Richards The Teepee Book: A Monthly Periodical Published by Herbert Coffeen Sheridan, Wyoming Vol. II, No. VI June 1916.

Article: "Statement of Hairy Moccasin The Teepee Book: A Monthly Periodical Published by Herbert Coffeen Sheridan, Wyoming Vol. II, No. VI June 1916.

Article: "The Custer Battle” by D. F. Barry The Teepee Book: A Monthly Periodical Published by Herbert Coffeen Sheridan, Wyoming Vol. II, No. VI June 1916.

Article: "Marking Historic Sites” by W. M. Camp The Teepee Book: A Monthly Periodical Published by Herbert Coffeen Sheridan, Wyoming Vol. II, No. XI November 1916.

Book: Edgar I. Stewart, Custer's Luck (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press) 1955.

Illustration: "Benteen and Martin" by Lisle Reedstrom Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 7 July 1967.

Article: "Markers at the Reno-Benteen Defense Site" by Bob MacLaine Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 9 September 1967.

Article: "Capt. Benteen's Hair" by Ken LizortyLittle Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 3 March 1968.

Cover Photograph: "Captain Frederick W. Benteen, U.S.A." Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 8 August 1968.

Article: "Benteen and 'Come Quick'" by Georg W. Schneider-Wettengel Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 8 August 1968.

Article: "Did Benteen Disobey Orders?" by Barney Gleason Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 8, August 1968.

Article: "An Opinion on Benteen's Actions" by Michael Harrison Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 8 August 1968.

Cover Illustration: "Benteen's Scout" by E. L. Reedstrom Research Review Vol. VI, No. 1 Spring 1972.

Article: "Captain Frederick W. Benteen" by R. B. MacLaine, Sr. Research Review Vol. VI, No. 1 Spring 1972.

Article: "Benteen's Letter to Barry," reprinted from the Sunday Morning Leader Research Review Vol. VI, No. 1 Spring 1972.

Article: "An Opinion on Benteen's Actions" by Michael Harrison Research Review Vol. VI, No. 1 Spring 1972.

Portrait: "1861 - Capt. Frederick Benteen" by G. O. Harris Research Review Vol. VI, No. 1 Spring 1972.

Article: "What Really Happened at Little Big Horn?" by Stephanie C. Shulsinger Real West Magazine September 1973.

Query with Answer: "Why did Custer order Benteen to the left, and did Benteen carry out his orders both as to the letter and the spirit?” Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. VIII, No. 4 April 1974.

Query with Answer: "Nine of the original 7th Cavalry Captains were Barnitz, Benteen, Hamilton, Keogh, Morrow, Myers, Sheridan, Thompson, and West. Who were the other three Captains?” Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. IXI, No. 4 April 1975.

Article: "The Benteen Court-Martial" by W. Boyes Research Review Vol. IX, No. 2 Summer 1975.

Article: "Captain Benteen: The Scout to the Left" by Edward R. Schwemler Research Review: Newsletter Literary Section Vol. IX, No. 1975-12 December 1975.

Article: "Custer's Last Battle" by Charles King with Introduction by Paul L. Hedron Annuals of Wyoming Vol. 48 Spring 1976.

Book: Stan Hoig, The Battle of the Washita: The Sheridan-Custer Indian Campaign of 1867-69 (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co.) 1976.

Book: Robert M. Utley, ed., Life in Custer’s Cavalry: Diaries and Letters of Albert and Jennie Barnitz, 1867-1868 ( New Haven: Yale University Press) 1977.

Article: "Benteen's Death" by Larry C. Stone Research Review Vol. XI, No. 1977-12 December 1977.

Article: "Benteen, Marsh and Grant" by William G. Rector Research Review Vol. XII, No. 1978-9 September 1978.

Query with Answer: Has the whole story been told about Sgt. McCurry padding the petition to promote Reno and Benteen? Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XIV, No. 4 April 1980.

Article: "Reconnaissance in Force: A Critical Interpretation of the Benteen Scout (Part One)" by R. Dutch Hardorff Research Review Vol. XV, No. 1981-12 December 1981.

Map: "Benteen's Scout, Headwaters Reno Creek" drawn by R. Dutch Hardorff Research Review Vol. XV, No. 1981-12 December 1981.

Article: "Reconnaissance in Force: A Critical Interpretation of the Benteen Scout (Part Two)" by R. Dutch Hardorff Research Review Vol. XVI, No. 1982-3 March 1982.

Cover Photograph: "Captain Frederick W. Benteen" Research Review Vol. XVII, No. 1983-3 March 1983.

Article: "Benteen and the Rescue of Custer: A Rebuttal to 'Murder Most Foul'" by Charles K. Mills Research Review Vol. XVII, No. 1983-3 March 1983.

Cover Illustration: "Benteen's Battle Map" by Owen B. Williams Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XVII, No. 5 May 1983.

Article: "Captain Benteen's 'Burden' of Command at the Little Big Horn" by Gary B. Gouin Research Review Vol. I, No. 1984-2 June 1984.

Photograph: "Captain Frederick Benteen" Research Review Vol. III, No. 1986-1 March 1986.

Book: Charles K. Mills, Harvest of Barren Regrets: The Army Career of Frederick William Benteen, 1834-1898 (Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company) 1985.

Photograph: "Frederick W. Benteen" Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXI, No. 10 November 1987.

Article: "Some Comments About Reno and Benteen Going to Custer's Aid: A Critical Opinion by Walter Mason Camp" edited by Richard G. Hardorff Walter M. Camp and his research are legendary. Hardorff has pulled together Camp's evaluation of Reno and Benteen and their actions or failure to act. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. I, No. 2 (New Series) December 1987.

Article: "Some Thoughts on Frederick Benteen" by Ron Telen Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXII, No. 5, May 1988.

Article: "Kanipe, Martin, and Benteen" by Wayne Wells Wells, using primary source evidence and logic, pinpoints where Kanipe and Martin met Benteen. Using that information, the events of the battle may be better evaluated. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates, Vol. 2, No. 1 (New Series) June 1988.

Article: "Benteen's Hidden Motives" by Tom O'Neil Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXIV, No. 5 May 1990.

Book: John M. Carroll, The Benteen-Goldin Letters on Custer and His Last Battle (Norman: University of Nebraska Press) 1991.

Article: "Benteen's Other Option" by John D. Reed • Reed suggests an option available to Benteen which has seldom been considered. After all, the Seventh was sent there to defeat the Indians. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. 5, No. 2 June 1991.

Article: "The Little Big Horn–Benteen: An Unpublished Letter" by Thomas A. Holmes • Frederick W. Benteen wrote a letter to David E. Barry in 1896 about the Little Big Horn Battle. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. 7, No. 1 January 1993.

Article: "Tarheel Survivor of Custer's Last Stand: The North Carolina Cavalryman Describes the American Thermopylae" by J. E. Kanipe, edited by Bill Boyes • Boyes found and edited this unpublished manuscript written by Sgt. Daniel A. Kanipe's son. Of particular interest is the fact that one of the prominent people in the battle makes a statement that Reno and Benteen did not do their jobs. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. 7, No. 2 June 1993.

Article: "Private Theodore W. Goldin: Too Soon Discredited?" by Larry Skenlar Theodore Goldin, Benteen's pen pal and belated Medal of Honor awardee, is the subject of this well-documented article. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. 7, No. 2 June 1993.

Article: "Varnum and Benteen . . . Or Is It?" by Randy Johnson Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXVII, No. 10 December 1993.

Photograph: "Varnum, Bronson, Benteen, and Hodgson" Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXVII, No. 10 December 1993.

Article with Photograph: "For the Love of Custer: Who's in Charge Here?" by Linda Terrell Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXV (should be XXX), No. 2 March 1996.

Article: "Captain Benteen's Ugly Little Secret Exposed" by Larry Skenlar Larry Skenlar makes an in-depth study of the story that Reno wanted to abandon the wounded and flee to the Power River. As with much of the gossip that surrounded the battle, Benteen appears to have been the source. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. 12, No. 2 Summer 1998.

Article: "About Reno and Benteen Going to Custer's Aid" by Jeff Broome Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXXIII, No. 10 December 1999.

Book: Roger Darling, Benteen's Scout-To-The-Left, the Route from the Divide to the Morass, June 25, 1876 (El Segundo, CA: Upton & Sons) 2000.

Article: "The Tainted Testimony of Captain Frederick W. Benteen at the Reno Court of Inquiry" by W. Donald Horn Don Horn presents Benteen's testimony as it appeared in Col. Gramm's original copies and analyzes the inconsistencies. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. 15, No. 2 Summer 2001.

Article: "Burying the Hatchet" by Douglas C. McChristian • In June 1926, on the 50th anniversary of the Little Bighorn battle, some 50,000 people attended the memorial events of that summer • Greasy Grass, Journal of the Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association Vol. 18 May 2002.

Article: "Reno & Benteen - Perceptions 126 Years After the Battle" by Ronald H. Nichols Greasy Grass, Journal of the Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association Vol. 18 May 2002.

Article with Photographs: "Seventh Family Connection: The Benteen Family" by Myron F. Steves Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXXVII, No. 7 September 2003.

Article: "Unanswered LBH Questions" by Jack Pennington Pennington analyzes the timing of events and orders given to Reno and Benteen during the battle. Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates Vol. 19, No. 1 Winter 2005.

Article: "Benteen and Custer's Last Message" by Don Horn Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XXXIX, No. 5 June 2005.

Cover Illustration: "My God, Benteen, Where Are You?" by Joseph E. Lopez Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter Vol. XL, No. 3 April 2006.

Article: "Frederick William Benteen, Brigadier General, United States Army" Arlington National Cemetery Website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/wfbentee.htm 2008.

Article: "The 'Mystery' of the Cooke-Benteen Note" by T. G. Bolen Greasy Grass, Journal of the Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association Vol. 32 May 2016.

Article: "Benteen vs. Ryan: Personalities Matter" by C. Lee Noyes A 1909 letter to Libbie Custer provides clues as to why Ryan never received a medal for his performance at the Little Big Horn. Greasy Grass, Annual of the Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association Vol. 34 May 2018.

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