Comment by Jim Campbell
June 3rd, 2021
Most of what has been written about George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Big Horn does not stand up to academic history.
Here is the best account available.
One thing is certain he received a courts marshal for going AWOL
Essentially he lost his command for one year and received no pay for the same time period.
The Battle of the Little Bighorn—also known as Custer’s Last Stand—was the most ferocious battle of the Sioux Wars. Colonel George Custer and his men never stood a fighting chance.
Under skies darkened by smoke, gunfire and flying arrows, 210 men of the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry Unit led by Lt. Colonel George Custer confronted thousands of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors on June 25, 1876, near…
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