Sunday, June 26, 2016

Custer's Last Stand

Yesterday was the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn also known as Custer's Last Stand.

The lasting image I have when I think of Custer's Last Stand is the comic portrayal of Custer by Richard Mulligan in the greatly underrated movie Little Big Man.

My favorite historical oddity about the Battle of Little Big is the fact that the Battle also marks the death of George Custer's young brother Thomas Custer. What's odd about that? Thomas Custer was one of the few two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winners in US history. Nobody remembers Thomas Custer though.


  1. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Also killed was nephew, Boston Custer, and a half a dozen or so friends and hangers on.

  2. Not killed according to my pop culture understanding of the event was Jack Crabb