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  • Custer

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    Custer’s Last Stand The Tragedy of Little Bighorn is such a tale for over a hundred years. This is one of the most startling defeats in the Military history. More than two hundred cavalrymen were killed in battle on June 25, 1876. Is General Custer to blame for all this mishap with the loss of his troopers including himself? Who was the real person to blame? The details aren’t fully covered in the mystery of what happened at Little Bighorn. The Europeans came to battle with the Indians to conquer

  • 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

  • Custer´s Last Stand

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    The film tells the legend of General George Armstrong Custer, the “Indian Fighter” and the controversy surrounding the notoriously ambitious General’s heroism followed after his final battle in the Black Hills. The General was idolized more after his death through the portrayal of a gallant death in the era’s print media, drawings and memoirs; hence the “Last Stand”. The controversy that follows Custer’s life seems to emanate from his methods and principles of securing victory in the military. It

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • custer

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    The controversy of General Custer and the actions that culminated his fate and almost three hundred men under his command has long been discussed and debated by many historians as well as important military officials all trying to conclude what happened at the Battle of Little Bighorn. There have been countless myths and legends of what occurred on that fateful day in American history, but there has yet to be a solid right answer. This answer is difficult to conclude for one reason, there were no