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Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1839-12-05 - 1876-06-25

United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Benteen-Goldin Papers, 1891-1896

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1947-16
Scope and Contents Letters from Benteen, senior captain under Custer in the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn, to Theodore W. Goldin, a private in “G” troop at the same battle, criticizing Custer’s private live as well as his military tactics in battles.
Dates: 1891 - 1896

Camp Supply

 File
Identifier: 2006.012.4
Scope and Contents From the Item: An artificial collection that consists of materials pertaining to Oklahoma and Oklahomans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is not part of any other collection.The Oklahoma Collection subsumes the old Oklahoma Ephemera, Oklahoma Historical Photos and Docs and Oklahoma Maps collections. Ephemera was a remnant of the McFarlin Reference Department's vertical files, the larger portion having been sent to the Tulsa City-County Library, which was kept during the late 1940s through...
Dates: 1864 - 1991

George Armstrong Custer Papers, 1865-1876

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1954-54
Scope and Contents These letters and newspaper clippings deal mostly with the famous "Battle of the Little Big Horn", and one letter concerns a horse named "Don Juan." There are photographs of Custer and his horse, "Comanche.""Interesting items: A telegram from Gen. G. A. Custer to Lawrence Barrett in New York. Barrett was th e famous Shakespearean actor and an intimate friend of Custer. The wire is dated March 4, 1876, St. Paul Minnesota, and reads, "We start to meet Sitting Bull tomorrow-will reach...
Dates: 1865 - 1876

Robert Bruce papers, 1863-1950

 Collection
Identifier: 1978-001
Scope and Contents Consists of the source materials collected by Robert Bruce while researching his book, The Fighting Norths and Pawnee Scouts: Narratives and Reminiscences of Military Service on the Old Frontier. (Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, [1932]. Materials dating from before 1900 are comprised of photographs or photostats of original materials obtained by Bruce during the course of his research. Included are original and photostat copies of correspondence between Bruce and Luther...
Dates: 1863 - 1950

Washita Massacre

 File
Identifier: 2006.012.20
Scope and Contents From the Item: An artificial collection that consists of materials pertaining to Oklahoma and Oklahomans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is not part of any other collection.The Oklahoma Collection subsumes the old Oklahoma Ephemera, Oklahoma Historical Photos and Docs and Oklahoma Maps collections. Ephemera was a remnant of the McFarlin Reference Department's vertical files, the larger portion having been sent to the Tulsa City-County Library, which was kept during the late 1940s through...
Dates: 1864 - 1991