George Armstrong Custer (1838-1876) American soldier, born in New Rumley, Ohio, and educated at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was assi...
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Published on Sep 10, 2012
George Armstrong Custer (1838-1876) American soldier, born in New Rumley, Ohio, and educated at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was assigned to the Union Army as a second lieutenant and arrived at the front during the Battle of Bull Run. Later after the Civil War had ended he was to become an Indian fighter against Cheyenne warriors in other territories and Kansas 1867-1868. This video can be used as a study aid for difficult history lessons. It is part 2 of an upcoming and new History Curve study aid series published on our website and produced by Bristly Pine Publishing. The video is free and considered for the public domain use. Presented here is a poetic description of Custer's last battle at the Little Big Horn River. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 09/10/2012 Recorded and produced at Bristly Pine Studios 09/10/2012 Poems taken from the book: MY WORDS 1986-1987 by Lewis Paul Hyatt Narration and guitar music by Patrick Clelland Allen Quick Transcript (Below) The year eighteen seventy-six June twenty-five the day General Custer and his men They fought their fatal fray Indian wars of the great plains Were the main big concern There the Sioux and the Cheyenne warriors Fought at every turn The main condition cause of war Was the same age-old fight The Whites took the Indians' lands Hostiles killed day and night The Seventh Regiment was there Of U.S. Cavalry General Custer in command Famous and spirit free That Seventh Regiment command Was near nine hundred men Their main objective in those wars Control Indians, win Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Gall Crow King, White Bull and more Were warfare chiefs with warring ways They had led wars before Indian warriors there that day About five-thousand strong They were well armed, ready to fight To right what they saw wrong The details of Custer's Last Stand Are not clear nor know well The U.S. troops in that battle Did not survive to tell The rough terrain at battle site Was good for Hostile's way Some troopers could not see the foe They paid with life that day Custer divided up his force For reasons not quite clear Lack of knowledge of Hostile strength He had not enough fear The biggest error of that day Made by the troop command They failed to learn the Hostile's power In arms, warriors at hand There were enough well-known mistakes For all the leaders there We only know the Hostiles won Cavalry "lost their hair" The biggest fact well known to all Of Custer's Stand, last ride Two hundred seventy-six fought And they to a man died The long-range results on that day Were not complete by far The Hostiles won that one battle The troopers won the war
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