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Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876



  • Existence: 18391205 - 18760625

Biographical / Historical

George A. Custer (1839-1876) was an American cavalry officer.

Found in 2 records:

History and war record of John O. Stotts, Sergeant Co. G, 3rd Regt, U.S. Infantry

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P155

Stotts relates his experiences joining the army at St. Louis in 1866 and traveling over the Great Plains to Fort Lyon, Colorado. He describes killing buffalo, a Native American village, Fort Dodge and Buffalo Bill, Bent's Fort, flooding of Fort Lyon and the construction of New Fort Lyon, and the wars with Native American tribes, including comments on General Goerge Custer and the death of Black Kettle, a chief of the Cheyenne.

Dates: 1866 - 1868

Richard Blake letters

Call Number: RH MS P32

Richard Blake was a sutler, or civilian provisioner, at Fort Wallace, Kansas, during the 1860s. He wrote several letters to relatives about life on the army post. Included with the letters were seven photographs made by a visitor to Fort Wallace, Dr. William A. Bell, who was the photographer for the Kansas Pacific Railway Expedition.

Dates: 1867 - 1868