George Armstrong Custer came of age at the right time for a West Point graduate—the Civil War had just begun and he was perfectly suited to become a hero of that conflict. Custer departed West Point a second lieutenant and reported to Washington for assignment.
George Armstrong Custer, always known as Armstrong or Autie to his friends (or Fanny to his West Point classmates, in honor of his girlish golden curls), was the North’s equivalent of Stuart. At West Point, he wasn’t much for studying but he loved to ride and was popular with his fellows for his love of fun and pranks (and racking up of demerits).
Colonel George Custer Family Portrait 1800s 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo Colonel George Custer Family Portrait 1800s 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.
George Armstrong Custer: His Personal Army-Issue Model 1865 Spencer Carbine. Collectors are always aggressive in pursuing any objects formerly belonging to Custer that come on the market, but none are more avidly sought than firearms, particularly ones of a military nature.
In the Spring 2014 issue of Nebraska History, Brian W. Dippie discusses the factors involved in the changing image of George Armstrong Custer among historians and in popular culture. Born in 1839, Custer became famous as the “Boy General” in the Civil War, and carried that fame with him when he joined the Seventh Cavalry after the war.
George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio, on December 5, 1839. His childhood ambition was to be a soldier. According to family stories, Custer's father, a member of a local militia group, would dress him in a small soldier's uniform at the age of four.
George Armstrong Custer. Battle of the Little Big Horn. Birthplace: New Rumley, OH Location of death: Little Big Horn, MT Cause of death: War Remains: Buried, US Military Acad. Military service: US Army The American cavalry soldier George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, on the 5th of December 1839. He graduated from.
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