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 Maj. General George Armstrong Custer Memorial Fact

     

FACT-- FAME GAINED EARLY IN THE CIVIL WAR

       Custer was able to distinguish himself as a risk-taker early in the war. During the Peninsula Campaign when General John G. Barnard stopped at the Chickahominy River, debating where to cross based on the depth of the water, Custer took action and promptly rode his horse out to the middle of the river so as to determine if it was passable. The act gained him notoriety among important high-ranking officers. 

 

 

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