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Articles by Bill Betson

Posted on Jul 30, 2004 in War College

Custer’s Greatest Victory

No American military figure is more controversial than George Armstrong Custer. A general and national hero in his twenties, his fabled death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn only increased his legendary status. But history can be fickle, and history lately has not treated the “boy general” well. His reputation has changed from grand, courageous hero to despised war criminal.

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