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 Maj. General George Armstrong Custer Memorial Fact

     

FACT-- CUSTER'S LAST STAND- THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN

 

Custer went on to take part in the Yellowstone expedition into the Black Hills, which precipitated the Sioux uprising of 1876, culminating in the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876.  Under the over-all command of General Alfred H. Terry, Custer was to be part of a two column attack.  However, upon discovering a large native settlement, Custer proceeded to divide his own forces into three battalions. Without waiting for support, Custer led an attack which resulted in the annihilation of his immediate command and a total loss of 266 officers and men, including his brothers Tom and Boston.  The soldiers' remains were given a hasty burial on the battlefield, but within the next year Custerís body was reinterred at West Point with a full military funeral. 

 

 

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