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EARLY MORNING ATTACK BY CUSTER IN 1868

What Really Happened at the Battle of the Little Bighorn? - HISTORY

 

Without bothering to identify the village or do any reconnaissance,
Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer led an early morning attack
attack on a band of peaceful Cheyenne living with Chief Black
Kettle.

Convicted of desertion and mistreatment of soldiers earlier that
year in a military court, the government had suspended Custer
from rank and command for one year.

Ten months into his punishment, in September 1868, General Philip
 Sheridan reinstated Custer to lead a campaign against Cheyenna
Indians who had been making raids in
Kansas and Oklahoma
that summer.

Sheridan was frustrated by the inability of his other officers to find
and engage the enemy, and despite his poor record and unpopularity
with the men of the 7th Cavalry, Custer was a good fighter.

 

George Armstrong Custer - Wikipedia
George Armstrong Custer
(December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876)

 

General Custer and the Massacre of Washita River | The National

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Black Kettle
(c1803 – November 27, 1868)

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