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The Other Custers - Tom Boston Nevin and Maggie in the Shadow of George Armstrong Custer - cover

The Other Custers - Tom Boston Nevin and Maggie in the Shadow of George Armstrong Custer

Bill Yenne

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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Summary

This illuminating history examines the lives of General Custer’s brothers and other family members who died alongside him at Little Bighorn.  
 
Most do not realize that three Custer brothers died with the 7th Cavalry at the hands of the Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Bighorn in 1876. So too did their nephew and the husband of their only sister. In fact, less than half the immediate Custer family would survive the massacre. Long overshadowed by the famous General whose death that day has become the stuff of legend, the stories of the other Custers are revealed here. 
 
War hero Tom Custer earned two Medals of Honor during the Civil War before riding into the West with his brother. There was the bashful and enigmatic Nevin Custer, and the young Boston Custer, whose one desire in life was to share the adventures of his idolized older brothers. Margaret Custer married into the 7th Cavalry and was widowed at twenty-four when her husband, James Calhoun, was among the dead at the Little Bighorn. 
 
The Other Custers traces the upbringing of the family and follows Nevin and Margaret as they carried the Custer name beyond Little Bighorn. The book also uncovers much more detail about the ancestors and descendants of the Custer siblings than is to be found in other Custer biographies.
Available since: 11/20/2018.
Print length: 359 pages.

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