How the Civil War Killed General George Custer [F-19-31]

Presenter: Steven Gilbert
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 09/25
Status: Course Closed

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Although not the youngest (at age 23) Union General during the Civil War, Custer was notable for his aggressive and unpredictable leadership during that war. Custer graduated from West Point at the bottom of his class. His general aptitude and behavior while at West Point carried on through the war and after. There are debates as to why the 7th Cavalry was defeated by the Indian nations at the Little Bighorn. This presentation will provide you with a theory that the Civil War had a marked effect upon the defeat of the 7th Cavalry and Custer.

Steven Gilbert has a Ph.D. in criminal justice, and a Master’s Degree in forensic science, and a fellowship in forensic medicine. He is retired from the United States Army and federal law enforcement. He is also a retired Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

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