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Custer performed REALLY well in the Civil War. His getting killed at Little Big Horn was him glory hunting!
 

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Don’t think so, did well at the Battle of Gettysburg, aggressively attacked Jeb Stuart’s cavalry trying to get around the back of the Union line. Hmmmm he wasn’t there when the Army of the Potomac advanced into Virginia under Grant. Will check. As I said—did good at the last day of battle at Gettysburg.
 

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George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War[1] and the American Indian Wars.[2]

Custer graduated from West Point in 1861 at the bottom of his class,[3] but as the Civil War was just starting, trained officers were in immediate demand. He worked closely with General George B. McClellan and the future General Alfred Pleasonton, both of whom recognized his qualities as a cavalry leader, and he was brevetted brigadier general of volunteers at age 23. Only a few days after his promotion, he fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he commanded the Michigan Cavalry Brigade and despite being outnumbered, defeated J. E. B. Stuart's attack at what is now known as the East Cavalry Field. In 1864, Custer served in the Overland Campaign and in Philip Sheridan's army in the Shenandoah Valley, defeating Jubal Early at Cedar Creek. His division blocked the Army of Northern Virginia's final retreat and received the first flag of truce from the Confederates, and Custer was present at Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox.
Did fight in the Overland Campaign, haven’t seen his name mentioned there.
 

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Did fight in the Overland Campaign, haven’t seen his name mentioned there.
After the War, and after he was 'mustered out' he led a somewhat feckless existence with little certainty. When he was handed the 7th Cavalry, he re-energised, but did stuff up large at Little Big Horn.
 

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J Edgar Hoover!

The fairy, blackmailed by the big gangsters had the FBI waste decades chasing “communists” instead of the gangsters.
 

Aussie

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J Edgar Hoover!

The fairy, blackmailed by the big gangsters had the FBI waste decades chasing “communists” instead of the gangsters.

Nope, not Hoover. It's obvious when you know. The bloke is very well known.
 
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