Definition of General Custer
1. Noun. 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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Literary usage of General Custer
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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Brigadier- General Custer moved out promptly and drove the enemy back across tho creek and held that line. When the attack commenced, Brigadier- General ..."
2. The Boy General: Story of the Life of Major-General George A. Custer, as by Elizabeth Bacon Custer (1901)
"A monument of granite in the form of an obelisk marks the field where General Custer fell. It overlooks the entire country occupied L ..."
3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1892)
"He did *ay, however, " I informed General Custer I would take the supply steamer up the Yellowstone to ferry General Gibbon's column over the river, ..."
4. Our Indian Wards by George Washington Manypenny (1880)
"MOVEMENTS OP General Custer.—His SURPRISE AND DESTRUCTION OF BLACK KETTLE'S VILLAGE, CALLED BY THE MILITARY " THE BATTLE OF THE WASHITA. ..."
5. The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries (1915)
"He was to say to Lee from General Custer, "I am not in sole command on this field." Why, then did Custer attempt to usurp the authority of Generals Merritt ..."
6. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers by Whitelaw Reid (1868)
"His color-bearer was killed, and the battle flag was only saved from capture by General Custer himself tearing it from the standard and concealing it around ..."
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