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George Armstrong Custer

(1839—1876) American cavalry general


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(1839–76)

US cavalry general. He served with distinction in the American Civil War but led his men to their deaths in a clash (popularly known as Custer's Last Stand) with the Sioux at Little Bighorn in Montana. Controversy over his conduct in the final battle still continues.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Arts and Humanities.


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