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Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876



  • Existence: 1839 - 1876


George Armstrong Custer; b. Dec. 5, 1839 in New Rumley, Ohio; d. June 25, 1876 at Little Bighorn River, Montana Territory; U.S. cavalry officer; graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., 1861; served in the Civil War, became brigadier general; killed at Battle of Little Bighorn.

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 364
Scope and Contents

This collection includes miscellaneous correspondence of both Custers including military reports and orders, newspaper clippings, and two patents issued to G. A. Custer. Correspondents include Edwin. M. Stanton, Zachariah Chandler, Reuben E. Fenton, Andrew Johnson, Lawrence Barrett, William T. Sherman, Nelson A. Miles, B. O. Aylesworth, and A. B. Ostrander.

Dates: 1857-1929

Custer high spots

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322460]
Identifier: MSS SC 2659
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book draft with handwritten corrections. Luther's work is an extension of Fred Dustin's bibliography of works on George Armstrong Custer which Luther regards as inadequate. The item was submitted to the Old Army Press for publication.

Dates: 1972

The Custer tragedy : events leading up to and following the Litte Big Horn Campaign of 1876

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231055564]
Identifier: MSS 1414
Scope and Contents

Typescripts with corrections of a book draft by Dustin. Also included is a carbon copy of another draft.

Dates: 1939

East of Gettysburg

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322569]
Identifier: MSS SC 2663
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book draft with handwritten corrections. The item is about the battle between the Confederate cavalry under Jeb Stuart and the Union forces under George Armstrong Custer and David McMurtrie Gregg on 3 July 1863 approximately three miles east of where "Picket's Charge" was engaging the federals. The manuscript was submitted to the Old Army Press for publication.

Dates: 1968

Robert J. Ege book drafts

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230218163]
Identifier: MSS 1705
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book drafts with handwritten corrections. The materials are early versions later published. "Curse not his Curls" is about George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. "Strike Them Hard" is about a massacre of Piegan Indians on the Marias River on 23 Jan. 1870. These items were submitted to the Old Army Press for publication.

Dates: 1970-1974

Robert Spurrier Ellison papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 568
Scope and Contents

Microfilmed copies of handwritten and typescripts of interview notes, correspondence, general notes, and lists. The materials relate primarily to the Indian wars of North America from 1866 to 1895. The original materials reside in the Ellison--Camp collection at the Denver Public Library. The items were initialy created and collected by Walter Mason Camp with some materials generated by Robert Ellison. Also included are typescripts of some of the items.

Dates: 1865-1925

Robert Ellison Western photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 115
Scope and Contents Collection includes two hundred and thirty photographs, including oversize images, one tintype, and a Brady photograph, with images of the oil industry and oil fields, landscapes of the West, G. A. Custer, and Ellison family and friends; stereographs of Indian wars, Wyoming; various western personalities and places; and postcards. Also includes four photographs and a postcard of Edward Copely and family. Also a picture of the printing shop at the "Old Nez Pierce Mission", and a postcard of...
Dates: approximately 1880-1949

E. Gould papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 592
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, printed forms with manuscript entries, and holographs. The collection contains letters written to and from Gould about personal and regimental matters during and immediately after the Civil War. Includes three quartermaster receipts, a claim of an enlisted man for back pay in which Gould acted as attorney, and responses to Gould's request for an honorable discharge.

Dates: 1861-1873

Hunting and camping party from Fort A. Lincoln, at Little Heart River, 1872

 Item — Box 7: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233621926], Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 658

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Collection 24
Archival Object 11
Digital Record 10
Photographs 25
Portraits 18
Politics, Government, and Law 15
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876 14
Military 14
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Drafts (Documents) 10
Albumen prints 8
Material Types 6
Gelatin silver prints 5
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895 5
Dakota Indians -- Photographs 4
Engravings 4
Halftone photomechanical prints 4
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1876 3
Histories (Literary works) 3
Images 3
Cheyenne Indians -- History 2
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1876 2
Correspondence 2
Letters 2
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Mont.) 2
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876 -- Photographs 2
Montana 2
Montana -- History 2
Nez Percé Indians -- Wars, 1877 2
Notes 2
Postcards 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literary collections 2
Washita Campaign, 1868-1869 2
Acetate negatives 1
Adobe Walls, Battle of, Tex., 1874 1
Agricultural exhibitions -- Wyoming 1
Animals -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 1
Anthropology 1
Articles 1
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Autobiographies 1
Bibliographies 1
California 1
Cemeteries -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 1
Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.) 1
Cheyenne Indians 1
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars -- History -- Sources 1
Clark County (Ill.) -- History 1
Colorado 1
Copy prints 1
Crow Agency (Mont.) -- Photographs 1
Dakota Indians -- History 1
Denver (Colo.) -- Photographs 1
Dull Knife Battle, Wyo., 1876 1
Fort Fetterman (Wyo.) -- History 1
Fort Laramie (Wyo. : Fort) 1
Fort Reno (Wyo.) 1
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 1
Gros Ventre Slide Geological Area (Wyo.) 1
Historians -- Correspondence 1
Hunting -- Photographs 1
Idaho 1
Independence Rock (Wyo.) 1
Indexes 1
Indian scouts -- Photographs 1
Indians of North America -- Photographs 1
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 1
Landscapes -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 1
Legend into history 1
Lithographs 1
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.) -- Photographs 1
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Mont.) -- Maps 1
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Mont.) -- Photographs 1
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876 -- Personal narratives 1
Manitou Springs (Colo.) 1
Mexico 1
Missoula (Mont.) -- Photographs 1
Monuments -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 1
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail 1
Negatives 1
New Mexico 1
Nez Percé Indians -- History 1
Oil industries 1
Pamphlets 1
Parades -- Photographs 1
Pawnee Indians -- History 1
Piegan Indians -- History 1
Political Campaigns 1
Prostitution -- Colorado -- Denver -- Photographs 1
Publications 1
Reminiscences 1
Research (Documents) 1
Rifles -- Photographs 1
Salt Lake City (Utah) 1
Shaanxi Sheng (China) 1
Slides (Photography) 1
Soldiers -- United States -- Bibliography 1
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography 1
South Dakota 1
Speeches, addresses, etc., American 1
Territorial Government 1
Teton Range (Wyo. and Idaho) 1
Texas 1
Utah 1
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