Learning Lincoln On-line
FROM-- SET SEVEN, CIVIL WAR STUDIES
Brevet Officers of the Union Army-- Major General George Armstrong Custer Flag Puzzle
Maj. General George Armstrong Custer Memorial Fact
FACT-- AFTER THE WAR, NEW RANK, POSITION -- WAR AGAINST THE INDIANS OF THE WEST
In 1866, Custer was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the newly formed 7th Cavalry and assigned to command the cavalry in the west. While in this position he took part in Winfield Hancock’s expedition against the Sioux and Cheyenne in 1867. After a court-martial and suspension from duty for an unauthorized visit to his wife, Elizabeth Clift Bacon, Custer was restored to duty by Philip Sheridan.