The Tarnished Saber: Major Azor Howett Nickerson, USA, His Life and Times
Written by Angelo D. Juarez, The Tarnished Saber chronicles the life of Azor Howett Nickerson. Nickerson, a career Army officer, was a distinguished Civil War veteran who accompanied General George Crook during the Great Sioux War of 1876. Nickerson played an important, but controversial role at the Battle of Rosebud Creek in southern Montana.
Following the Great Sioux War, Nickerson continued his Army service, rising to the position of Assistant Adjutant General of the Army before scandal and illness forced his resignation.