Profile of the Day: George Custer

Posted December 5, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
General George Custer

General George Custer

Do you have ancestors that served in the American Civil War? On this day in 1839, Union General George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio. Did you know that during the Civil War, the press frequently nicknamed him “The Boy General” in reference to his promotion to brigadier general at the age of 23?

Despite his strong reputation for his bravery and heroism during the Civil War, Custer is perhaps best remembered for his disastrous final battle during the American Indian Wars. In 1876, Custer led 210 men into battle at Little Bighorn against Native American tribes. He and all of his men were killed in what became known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”

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