Sunday, June 25, 2006

Custer's Last Stand

Today is the 130th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand. I actually know very little about this signature moment in American history. But I do know that on this day, a Sunday actually—just like today—General George Armstrong Custer led 267 men to their deaths in the Battle of Little Bighorn in what is now the state of Montana.

One of my favorite writers, Rick Moran, has posted an account of this famous battle. For nearly one hundred years, Americans viewed Custer as a hero. But in the early '60's, Custer began to be vilified as an arrogant, glory-hungry leader who was outsmarted and defeated by a superior enemy. If you enjoy reading American history, check out Moran's blog.


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