The path of General Philip Sheridan and his Third Division cavalry commander, George Armstrong Custer
, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley was even less discriminating between combatants and civilians.
I recently used the bold, young military leader General George Armstrong Custer
to make this point--the CEO must get out in front and lead the charge, every single day, to get the business "in control" and set it on a path to double-digit profitability.
I was thinking about a figure so prominent in that story, someone with whom I can in many ways relate: George Armstrong Custer
In May 1876, as General George Armstrong Custer
and his 600-strong 7th Cavalry Regiment marched off to confront the Sioux Indians, scores of civilians gasped in awe as they saw almost half of the regiment appearing to ride off into the sky as they went into the distance.
At the Battle of the Little Bighorn (LBH), a Civil War legend named George Armstrong Custer
met death at the hands of Sitting Bull's warriors.
Author Nathaniel Philbrick vividly recalls just when he got hooked on George Armstrong Custer
and the Old West.
Despite critics lamenting our current cultural amnesia or, in the more elitist description, historical ignorance, General George Armstrong Custer
has continuing cultural resonance as iconic figure, epic failure, and timeless joke.
On June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer
and about 200 men of the Seventh Cavalry were annihilated in less than an hour by Sitting Bull's and Crazy Horse's army of about 1,800 Sioux and Cheyenne.
Yn Y Little Big Horn, dan arweinyddiaeth Tatanka Iyotake a Tasunka Witko (Crazy Horse), trechodd y Sioux y 7fed Cavalry - 258 o filwyr, dan arweiniad Lt Col George Armstrong Custer
Viewed from another perspective, George Armstrong Custer
should not be saddled with exclusive blame for the disaster at the Little Big Horn, because nobody forced his followers to follow him.
Remember, George Armstrong Custer
had been cut down by Crazy Horse only 15 years earlier - some of those warriors might have been at the Little Big Horn.
It is about railroad robber barons, the world of sleazy high finance, government shenanigans, downright "cooking of the books," Chiefs Sitting Bull and Gall, George Armstrong Custer
, and about a man who thought he was ordained to carry on the myth of Manifest Destiny.
Custer's Last Stand" is the story of George Armstrong Custer
, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the struggle of Native Americans forced to settle on reservations, and the end of an era in American history.
George Armstrong Custer
met his demise at Little Bighorn--not for lack of zeal, but by the sheer luck of being outnumbered, Battles are where you find them, mid after so many, they began to take their toll on the general's men, Custer's 7th Cavalry took a band with them on the road, When we went on the road, our battle was in China--and we took a band as well.
For more than a century General George Armstrong Custer
has been lauded as an American hero.