Wednesday, December 11, 2013


George Armstrong Custer was born December 5, 1839, in New Rumley, Ohio. He graduated from West Point in 1861 (one year early because of the looming Civil War). He was ranked last in his class, due in part to a propensity for playing pranks on his classmates that earned him numerous demerits. After distinguishing himself as a cavalry officer during the Civil War, he died on June 25, 1876 in Montana Territory during an engagement with a greatly superior force consisting of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians.


Central Library—History, Geography, & Travel (HG) Central Library—Stacks (ST) Kingshighway Branch (KI) BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barnes, Jeff. The Great Plains Guide to Custer: 8 Forts, Fights, and Other Sites. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2012. KI—978.02

Barnett, Louise K. Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. ST—B CUSTER

Custer, Elizabeth B. Boots and Saddles; or, Life in Dakota with General Custer. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961. ST—B CUSTER

Custer, George A, Elizabeth B. Custer, and Marguerite Merington. The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth. New York: Devin-Adair, 1950. ST—B CUSTER

Custer, George A. My Life on the Plains, Or, Personal Experiences with Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962. ST—970.5

Custer, George A. Wild Life on the Plains and Horrors of Indian Warfare. New York: Arno Press, 1969. ST—970.810924

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Whittaker, Frederick. A Complete Life of Gen. George A. Custer. New York: Sheldon, 1876. ST-B CUSTER

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