On this day in history, George Armstrong Custer, was defeated at Little Big Horn. 

After being admitted to West Point in 1858, he graduated last in his class. However, he was needed in the Civil War. Custer had made a name for himself as a highly effective cavalry commander. He fought in the first major engagement at Bull Run and his association with important officers helped his career.

George Armstrong Custer

The Battle of Little Bighorn–also called Custer’s Last Stand–marked the most decisive Native American victory and the worst U.S. Army defeat in the long Plains Indian War. The gruesome fate of Custer and his men outraged many white Americans and confirmed their image of the Indians as wild and bloodthirsty. Meanwhile, the U.S. government increased its efforts to subdue the tribes. Within five years, almost all of the Sioux and Cheyenne would be confined to reservations.

The 4th cousin, five times removed…well, that is on my husband’s side. He is related to his father’s side…Black>Wright>Swim>Trumbo>Custer



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: