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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.
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(Biography) George Armstrong. 1839–76, US cavalry general: Civil War hero, killed fighting the Sioux at Little Bighorn, Montana
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(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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George Armstrong Custer appointed Granger as one of his aides, a position Granger would hold until his death in August 1864.
Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn provides a narrative about Custer's 1874 expedition into South Dakota and considers how this early expedition set the stage for the Bighorn disaster that took place 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.