Custers, of whom there were five in the 7th Cavalry, lived as a clan, fought as a clique, and died in their matching white buckskins at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on the same afternoon. When Ronald Reagan, a self-confessed “Custer buff”, asserted that the flamboyant general was a brilliant officer, he was dead-on: Custer was one of the best Cavalry officers, if not the best, in the United States Army. But what made him so was, to no small extent, his absolute and single-minded love of the chase. In pursuit, every consideration but one flew from him - and when, on June 25, 1876, victory finally eluded him, at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, he died fighting, along with his entire command. Among the 268 dead were Custer’s nephew Autie Reed, his brother-in-law James Calhoun, his younger brother Tom and his youngest brother, Boston.
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If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck ~ it is probably a goose.