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George Armstrong Custer
photographed in the early 1860s


 (kŭs′tər), George Armstrong 1839-1876.
American soldier. A brigadier general at age 23, he was killed and his troops annihilated by Lakota and Cheyenne warriors led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse at Little Bighorn.


(Biography) George Armstrong. 1839–76, US cavalry general: Civil War hero, killed fighting the Sioux at Little Bighorn, Montana


(ˈkʌs tər)

George Armstrong, 1839–76, U.S. general: killed at the battle of Little Bighorn.
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Noun1.Custer - United States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1839-1876)Custer - United States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1839-1876)
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And after that he was killed, with General Custer and all the rest, by the Indians.
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Mort, an author, relates how in the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of 1,000 troops into the Black Hills of South Dakota (part of the Sioux reservation granted by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie) in an exploratory mission to find a permanent military installation in response to Sioux and Cheyenne attacks on the settlements to the south and how it set the stage for the Battle of Little Bighorn two years later.
In 1876 General George Armstrong Custer was commissioned to lead the 7th Cavarly in an expedition against the Plains Indians, culminating in The Battle of Little Bighorn.
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