George Custer is best known for his disastrous defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as "Custer's Last Stand." Prior to this infamous defeat, Custer was known to the American public of his time as a hero of the Civil War and a renowned Army commander in the unsettled frontier.
Military Career of George Armstrong Custer:
1861: Graduated from U.S. Military Acadamy at West Point 1861-1865: American Civil WarThe links and other sources on this page are to help in your research on this fascinating American army general.
First Battle of Bull Run Peninsula CampaignIndian Wars:
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Yellow Tavern
Battle of Trevilian Station
Valley Campaigns of 1864
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Washita Battle of the Little Bighorn