George Armstrong Custer Memorial photographs   Save
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Description: In 1931, the Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society (now the Ohio Historical Society) erected the General George Armstrong Custer Memorial in New Rumley, Ohio, on the site where Custer was born on December 5, 1839. The first image is a postcard of the bronze statue from the 1930s or 1940s. The second, another postcard, shows the house in which he was born. Only the foundation of the house remains today. The Custer Memorial Association and the Ohio Historical Society now run the site. The photographs measure approximately 3.5 by 5.5 inches (8.89 by 13.97 cm). George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) was born in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio. He graduated last in his class at West Point in 1861, but distinguished himself during the Civil War at the battles of Bull Run, Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville. Wounded at Culpepper Court House, Custer was made a general during the Civil War. After the war, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the Seventh United States Cavalry and sent to the western states. When the Sioux Campaign began in 1876, Custer and the Seventh United States Cavalry attacked the Lakota and Cheyenne forces along the Bighorn River. Custer and his 210 men were killed in the attack. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3397_6642946_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War; Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876; Monuments & memorials
Places: New Rumley (Ohio); Harrison County (Ohio)