Custer Essays

  • The Custer Controversy

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    The Custer Controversy What really happened at the Battle of the Little Big Horn has spawned countless books and opinions as to why General Custer attacked the Sioux and Cheyenne on June 22, 1876. The books and online articles that recount the facts, timeline, and who survived were written based on facts but are not all unbiased in perspective. Most of these writers want to prove that Custer was either a hero or a villain. From the perspective of the general’s men, they saw him as a fearless leader

  • General George Armstrong Custer

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    General George Armstrong Custer During the course of this Assessment I will be sceptically and analytically examining the role and background of General George Armstrong Custer during the Indian Conflict at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and during the Civil War. All sources of information or evidence used will be thoroughly examined in order to eliminate as much bias as possible. The essay has been written using subheadings for easier navigation and for clearer understanding of my findings

  • George A. Custer and the Operations Process

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    The 7th Cavalry Regiment's destruction at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876 is the subject of over a century of debate. LTC George A. Custer failed to exercise four key responsibilities that were expected of him as the regiment’s commander. He failed to understand the problem and environment, visualize a feasible solution, clearly describe it to his subordinates, and effectively direct his forces. These four aspects of mission command are integral to the operations process and help Soldiers

  • Colonel George Armstrong Custer

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    Colonel George Armstrong Custer The West's most famous battle pitted glory seeking Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry against 3,000 warriors under the leadership of Chief Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull had been told to report to the Sioux reservation by the end of January 1876. when he chose to stay on his land that had earlier been promised to him and his people in a treaty, the government, or mostly the War Department declared Sitting Bull and his people hostile and

  • LTC Custer: The Battle Of The Little Bighorn

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    underneath LTC Custer were not convinced of his leadership and often time doubted his decision-making abilities. Yet despite a blatant outburst that saw him temporarily removed as regimental commander by President Grant, LTC Custer moved forward to command the regiment and ultimately met his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn. LTC Custer routinely showed a careless disregard for the operations process and his recklessness led to his downfall. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer was assigned

  • Colonel George Armstrong Custer Failure

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    Colonel George Armstrong Custer. An 1861 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Custer became one of the Civil War’s generals at age 23 years old and received the nickname “Boy General.” His meteoric rise was based in no small degree upon his aggressiveness and reckless courage under fire.1 It was his reckless courage, however, that he was tragically defeated at the Battle of Little Bighorn, also commonly referred to as “Custer's Last Stand”. Custer failed to execute the operations

  • Custer and The Battle of Little Bighorn

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    History George Armstrong Custer was born 5 December 1839 in New Rumley, Ohio. He was the son of a blacksmith with little money, but many children, so he had to move in with his aunt. Custer wanted to become a lawyer but his family couldn’t support him so he joined the Army.ii He was able to attend West Point where he finished last in his class. Following graduation from West Point, Custer joined the staff of General George B. McClellan. On 3 July 1863, Custer, 23 at the time, was in charge

  • Col. Custer: The Most Heroic Events In American History

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    River was as red as the hillsides in Montana after one of the most tragic events in American history took place. How could a bunch of savages defeat a highly trained and highly mobile cavalry officer and his command? On June 25, 1876, Col. George A. Custer and the 7th cavalry disobeyed orders and attacked Chiefs Crazy Horse and Chief Sitting Bull and his Indian warriors. Was it Col. Custer’s larger than life attitude that lead him and his men to their deaths? Was it a heroic last stand? What do we

  • George Armstrong Custer: Respected General or Civil War Embarrassment?

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    to their deaths?(George Custer) My guess would be pretty horrible. Well, there is one man in history that did just that and his name was George Armstrong Custer. What do you think: respectable man of war or an embarrassment to the civil war heros? George Armstrong Custer was born on the fifth of December in the year 1839 in New Rumley, Ohio. He grew up in Harrison County with his siblings and proud parents, Emanuel Custer and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick.(George A. Custer) The family consisted of

  • Qualitative Research for Instructional Technology

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    different or competing approaches" (Custer, 1996, p. 4). What exactly are the basic differences between the two forms of research? Hoepfl (1997) explains it by saying that "phenomenological inquiry, or qualitative research, uses a naturalistic approach that seeks to understand phenomena in context-specific settings. Logical positivism, or quantitative research, uses experimental methods and quantitative measures to test hypothetical generalizations (p. 14)". Custer (1996) also points out that "the qualitative-quantitative

  • Violence and Sexuality in Video Games

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    the player control a man named General George Custer going after a Native American maiden named Revenge, hence the title, Custer’s Revenge. Unfortunately, this game did not involve anyone saving a Native American princess; instead, the player has to control Custer and help him cross the playing field safely, while dodging cactus and arrows from Native Americans. Awaiting Custer on the other side of the field is Revenge, and the reward was that Custer gets to have sex with Revenge, on the screen

  • Battle Of The Little Big Horn

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    land easily. The only way to gain the territory of the Black Hills was to wage war against the Sioux. The Battle of the Little Big Horn was one battle that the US will never forget. General George Custer led an army of men to take out the Sioux, one of the battalions was completely wiped out including Custer. The Sioux were very strong, but US had a lot more power and technology. Why did we get massacred? This question has been a mystery to many people throughout the years. Sergeant Windolph, of Benteen’s

  • "Custer Died For Your Sins”

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    Author and Indian Activist, Vine Deloria makes compelling statements in chapters 1 and 5 of his Indiana Manifesto, “Custer Died For Your Sins.” Although published in 1969 this work lays important historical ground work for understanding the plight of the Indian. Written during the turbulent civil rights movement, Deloria makes many comparisons to the Black plight in the United States. He condemns the contemporary views toward Indians widely help by Whites. He argues that Indians are wrongly seen

  • "Custer Died For Your Sins" Analysis

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    Author and Indian Activist, Vine Deloria makes compelling statements in chapters one and five of his Indiana Manifesto, “Custer Died for Your Sins.” Although published in 1969 this work lays important historic ground work for understanding the plight of the Indian in the United States. Written during the turbulent civil rights movement, Deloria makes interesting comparisons to the Black struggle for equal rights in the United States. He condemns the contemporary views toward Indians widely help

  • The Development of George Armstrong Custer's Effective Career

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    George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and also in the Indian Wars. Raised in the cities Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted in West Point in 1858, where he was graduated last in his class. However, with outbreak of the Civil War, all officers were needed, and Custer was called in to serve for the Union. General Custer developed a strong reputation throughout the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, and also in the

  • The Battle of the Little Bighorn

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    Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana, is where the majority of the war took place. The most prominent battle of this war was the Battle of Little Big Horn, due to the amount of casualties taken by the U.S. 7TH Cavalry led by General George Armstrong Custer. The Native American tribes that defeated the 7TH Cavalry were led by Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Sioux. The battle that occurred at the Black Hills of South Dakota was a result of looking for the prospect of gold in the area2. History: To

  • Battle Of Little Bighorn River Summary

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    The Battle of Little Bighorn River was on June 25, 1876 in the Montana Territory and was a pivotal change in the Plains Indians wars. On the day of the battle the federal troops were lead by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his seventh cavalry, the indian tribes were represented by the Lakota, Sioux and, the Cheyenne indian tribes. The indians were lead by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. The story of the battle actually begins after the Civil War ended. The government was trying

  • Chief Sitting Bull Thesis

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    Crazy Horse, born ca 1840, near present-day Rapid City, South Dakota. He was an Oglala Sioux Indian chief and fierce warrior who fought against removal to a reservation in the Black Hills (crazy horse). George Armstrong Custer. (1839-1876), Born in New Rumley, Ohio, Custer entered West Point in 1857. Upon graduation in 1861, his first assignment was as an aide to Gen George McClellan. Next, he drew a cavalry assignment, and his boldness in battle brought rapid promotions. At

  • Little Bighorn Causes

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    On June 26, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer and his army were defeated by the Native American forces led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse at the Little Bighorn River in southern Montana. The Battle of the Little Bighorn is one of the worst military disasters in American history. This paper will examine the causes for this disaster. As Americans began moving west, they encountered native Indian tribes. The United States policy of Manifest Destiny of the United States led to the continued expansion

  • A Road They Did Not Know Summary

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    The author, Larry McMurty in his article “A Road They did Not Know” sheds light on the happenings of June 25-26, 1876, at the battle of the Little Big Horn. He mentions, in the summer of 1875, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer revealed the presence of gold in the Black Hills in front of the whole nation. After which the government was regretting their agreement of giving the Black Hills and other lands to the Sioux, to which, the whites in the peace party and many others said that the government should