George A. Custer   Save
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Description: A portrait of George A. Custer. George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio on December 5, 1839. He spent much of his youth with his half-sister in Monroe, Michigan. In 1858, he was admitted to West Point, where he graduated last in his class. During the Civil War, he served as an aid to General George McClellan. He was moved up the ranks, finally becoming a temporary Brevet Brigadiar General, but returning to Captain after the war. On February 9, 1864, he married Elizabeth Clift Bacon. They had no children. Custer died at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Little Bighorn, Montana on June 25, 1876. He was initially buried on the battlefield, but his body was later removed to the cemetery at West Point. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06559
Subjects: Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876; Harrison County (Ohio); Portraits
Places: New Rumley (Ohio); Harrison County (Ohio)