Friend against friend - Second Lieutenant George A. Custer had his photo taken with ex-classmate, friend, and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, an aide to General Johnston, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862
Reportedly one of the rarest Civil War images of young George Armstrong Custer attributed to skilled photographer, Henry Ulke, taken at the end of April 1863 in the Ulke Washington D.C. studio. This large hand water colored tinted imperial sized Salt print shows Custer with his close friend from West Point, Captain Leroy Elbert. Outstanding! *s*
And Mrs. Libbie Custer. However, Custer fell for Elizabeth at their first formal meeting and was persistent in wooing her. Although she rebuffed his first efforts, Custer was able to charm Libbie into falling in love with him. | eBay!
Curley - Crow Curley was a scout for Gen. George Custer and watched the 1876 Battle at the Little Big Horn from a periphery. He was described as a “remorse, taciturn sort of fellow and disinclined to make friends, and rarely talks or pays much attention to anyone.” He once said, “I spring from Crow earth and will never leave it. A teepee and food for my wife and child—grass for my ponies—and I go back to the ground of my fathers.” Fenn tells us this photo has never been published before.
Indians who were with Custer that fateful day, revisit the battlefield. Little Big Horn memorializes the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indian's last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.
Rain In The Face. At the Battle of Little Big Horn, he was alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer. According to legend, he was fulfilling a vow of vengeance. He thought Captain Tom Custer had unjustly imprisoned him in 1874 for the murder of Dr. John Honsinger. Some accounts claim that he had personally killed George Custer as well, but a number of similar claims have been attributed to other warriors. Late in his life, he denied killing George Custer or mutilating Tom Custer.
battle of little bighorn memorial 1876 Jun 25 While leading an attack into a Sioux village, the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer is ambushed and wiped out by over 2,000 Sioux and Comanche warriors led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Bighorn