General George Custer


George Custer was a main part in the United States’ fighting
against the Indians. George Custer and many other people fought against
the Indians for their lands in the west. One of the campaigns in which
George Custer was involved was the Little Big Horn campaign. George Custer
made some really good decisions while fighting battles, but during this
campaign he made some very bad decisions.

Custer on the night of June 24 was at least thirty miles from the
enemy, yet he turned sharply off the route Terry had prescribed (Van de
Water, 367). By disobeying Terry’s orders and going off the path in which
he was ordered he put his men in great danger. George Custer was supposed
to continue ...

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battle.

Not only did George Custer disobey his orders by going off his
ordered path, but he attacked a day early. If Custer had followed Terry’s
orders he would have reached the Indians on the day Gibbons men rescued
Reno (Brady,221). The fact that Custer made a decision to attack early put
him and his men in tremendous danger. It can only be said that no
satisfactory reasons appear which justify Custer’s action (Brady, 226).

George Custer also made the mistake when dividing his command. If
one of the groups of men were in trouble and the other group was no where
to be found then they would be terribly out numbered. George Custer
sacrificed him and his men foolishly (Longstreet, 219). By dividing his
men he made them weaker. This made it easier for the Indians to beat him
and his men. General Ludlow’s testimony as to preconceived and deliberate
intent on Custer’s part to disobey, supposing Custer’s disobedience to
have been caused by some exigency or crisis, we may ask ...

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