George Armstrong Custer

War Hero

Birthday December 5, 1839

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace New Rumley, OH

DEATH DATE Jun 25, 1876 (36)

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War hero who served in the Indian Wars and fought on the Union side in the American Civil War.

Before Fame

He paid for his military schooling by carrying coal.


His last words before being killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, were "Hurrah boys, we've got them! We'll finish them up and then go home to our station."

Family Life

His brothers, Thomas and Boston Custer, fought alongside him in the Civil War.

Associated With

He played an important role in the Appomattox Campaign and was present for the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.