George Armstrong Custer Photos

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 - June 25, 1876) made his mark in history serving in the United States Army cavalry where he reached the rank of temporary Major-General & demonstrated heroism in the American Civil War. He went on to reach the permanent of rank of Lieutenant Colonel in leading the Seventh U.S. Cavalry in the pacification of American Indian tribes in the American West. Unfortunately, Custer is best known for his defeat & death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn by a coalition of tribes he underestimated. The event became part of American folklore known as Custer's Last Stand or Custer's Last Battle. Images on this webpage cover the many paintings which commemorate the battle or of sites which preserve the memory of Custer.

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Portrait of General George Armstrong Custer by Robert Lindneux at Woolaroc Museum. Bartlesville, OK.Custer's Last Battle mural by F. Pedretti in Senate chamber of Montana State Capitol. Helena, MT.The Custer Fight painting by William Herbert Dunton at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Custer's Last Stand painting by Edgar S. Paxson at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.
Portrait of General George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) by Robert Lindneux at Woolaroc Museum. Bartlesville, OK.Custer's Last Battle mural by F. Pedretti in Senate chamber of Montana State Capitol. Helena, MT.The Custer Fight painting (c1915) by William Herbert Dunton at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Custer's Last Stand painting (c1899) by Edgar S. Paxson at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.
Painting of Custer's Last Stand by Frederic Remington at Woolaroc Museum. Bartlesville, OK.Painting of Custer's Last Fight by William Robinson Leigh at Woolaroc Museum. Bartlesville, OK.Advertising poster for Custer's Reserve Whiskey showing General Custer in charge on Black Kettle's Indian Village in 1868 at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster of Custer's Last Fight painted by Cassily Adams & distributed to taverns by a beer company at Buffalo Bill Museum. Lookout Mountain, CO.
Painting of Custer's Last Stand by Frederic Remington at Woolaroc Museum. Bartlesville, OK.Painting of Custer's Last Fight by William Robinson Leigh at Woolaroc Museum. Bartlesville, OK.Advertising poster for Custer's Reserve Whiskey showing General Custer in charge on Black Kettle's Indian Village in 1868 at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster of Custer's Last Fight painted (1884) by Cassily Adams & distributed to taverns by a beer company at Buffalo Bill Museum. Lookout Mountain, CO.
Poster of Custer's Last Stand presented by Buffalo Bill's Wild West show at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Cody with the Army, Chief of Scouts & Guides under Generals Kearney, Sherman, Sheridan, Custer, Hancock, Miles, Merrit, Royal, Carr, Forsythe, Terry & others on Cody Scenes of Life poster. CO.Poster of some famous U.S. Generals under whom Buffalo Bill served including Custer, Sherman & Sheridan at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Boots & Saddles book by Elizabeth B. Custer after Little Bighorn death of husband at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Poster (1904) of Custer's Last Stand presented by Buffalo Bill's Wild West show (printed Courier Co., Buffalo) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Cody with the Army, Chief of Scouts & Guides under Generals Kearney, Sherman, Sheridan, Custer, Hancock, Miles, Merrit, Royal, Carr, Forsythe, Terry & others on Cody Scenes of Life poster. CO.Poster (c1887) of some famous U.S. Generals under whom Buffalo Bill served including Custer, Sherman & Sheridan (printed A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Boots & Saddles book (1885) by Elizabeth B. Custer after Little Bighorn death of husband at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Log building of Fort McPherson HQ building now moved to Lincoln County Historical Museum. North Platte, NE.Fort McPherson HQ interior where General Sheridan, Cody, Custer were posted, now at Lincoln County Historical Museum. North Platte, NE.Major General Custer statue in Wall Drug Store. Wall, SD.Major Marcus Reno & former governors' house. Reno was the highest ranking officer to survive "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big Horn. Harrisburg, PA.
Log building of Fort McPherson HQ building (1863) now moved to Lincoln County Historical Museum. North Platte, NE.Fort McPherson HQ interior where General Sheridan, Cody, Custer were posted, now at Lincoln County Historical Museum. North Platte, NE.Major General Custer statue in Wall Drug Store. Wall, SD.Major Marcus Reno & former governors' house (1841-5) (223 N Front St.). Reno was the highest ranking officer to survive "Custer's Last Stand" at Little Big Horn. Harrisburg, PA.

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