love also the painting that stands at the West Point Military history, called "Custer's last stand" with Custer shooting an Indian and a soldier and a warrior in a big struggle. Great show of the Last Stand
But the struggle near Custer is much more interesting and I just put it on the website today. See the struggle between the warriors and the soldiers, very violent and realistic custer.over-blog.com/article-16725777.html
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"Custer's Last Message" by JK Raltson (shown on custerwest.org on the page "what the last stand really looked like) is great. The aftermath of the battle, which stands in the LBH visitor center, is a great woork too.
right. People have a strange idea of how one would look like after months in the Plains.
Custer certainly looked like that:
Custer would have had about a 4 day growth of beard at LBH---as did most of the other officers. Capt. Yates' brother in law received a letter from Yates stating that all the officers had shaved at the Rosebud Camp along the Yellowstone River just before departing on their expedition to LBH.
"The more I see of movement here (Little Big Horn Battlefield), the more I have admiration for Custer, and I am satisfied his like will not be found very soon again.”
~ Gen. Nelson Miles, Commanding General of the Army ------
"With our cherished ones deliverance within our grasp we waited breathless for the order that never came."
He was shaven in his last picture, the Bloodyknife picture is the only one where I've seen him bearded. He's looking a little bit like Daniel Stern from Home Alone, when he has the beard. Facial hair really changes his ethnicity and makes him look more scottish, whereas you can really spot the German when he loses his whiskers (see his recruit photos).