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George Armstrong Custer
Born (1839-12-05)December 5, 1839
New Rumley, Ohio
Died June 25, 1876(1876-06-25) (aged 36)
Little Bighorn, Montana
Buried at initially on the battlefield;
later reinterred in West Point Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861–1876
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Brevet Major General
Commands held Michigan Brigade
3rd Cavalry Division
2nd Cavalry Division
7th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

First Battle of Bull Run
Peninsula Campaign
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Chancellorsville
Gettysburg Campaign

Battle of Gettysburg

Overland Campaign

Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Yellow Tavern
Battle of Trevilian Station

Valley Campaigns of 1864
Siege of Petersburg
Appomattox Campaign

American Indian Wars

Battle of Washita River
Battle of the Little Bighorn â€ 

Awards see below
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Bacon Custer
Relations Thomas Custer, brother
Boston Custer, brother
James Calhoun, brother-in-law

My purpose is to make my narrative as truthful as possible.
I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.
George Armstrong Custer
You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end.
George Armstrong Custer
There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.
I would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day during my life.
Benteen, come on, big village, be quick. Bring packs.