THE STORY OF THE U. S. CAVALRY, 1775-1942 by Major General John K. Herr, U.S.A (Retired) Last Chief of Cavalry, and Edward S. Wallace, with a Foreword by General Jonathan M. Wainwright U.S.A. (Retired) (the commander of the forces at Corregidor who was forced to surrender to the Japanese during World War II in 1942, and who was held in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp until 1945). The book was published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, in 1953.
The book details the entire history of the United States Cavalry, including of course an examination of General George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn, the use of Cavalry during the Spanish American War, in the pursuit of Pancho Villa, and the last extensive use of Cavalry during World War I.
During the inter war period he served in Germany with the American occupation force and attended numerous officer training courses. In 1935 Herr —now a colonel— was given command of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. He was promoted to major general in 1938 and was named chief of cavalry, a position that he would hold through the early years of World War II. In that role he forcefully advocated for the Army to retain a significant mounted capability, one that would include reconnaissance regiments both motorized and horse-based.
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Two couriers came up from Custer requesting re-inforcement, and announcing that he was advancing on the enemy.