George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio in 1839.

He graduated last in his class at West Point in 1861, but became the youngest Brigadier General in the army by 1864. He took part in major Civil War battles, including Gettysburg, but is of course famous, or infamous, for his ill-fated command of the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

A part of his lasting fame probably stems from the fact that he had himself photographed more times than any other officer of the era, including Lee and Grant. He authored a book, “”My Life in the West””.