Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25, 1876


It was 134 years ago today that Lt. Col. Custer and five troops of the 7th U.S. Cavalry met their end at the Little Big Horn. That single engagement has generated more controversy than any other battle in history, and also spawned a small industry of books, figures, comics, cards, movies, and dozens of other ephemera. My Custer collection includes jigsaw puzzles, flags, a belt buckle, a battlefield pennant, dozens of books, figures, movies, a card set, a decanter, prints, and more. So here's a salute from the Cap'n to all those who fought and/or died that day, red or white.

5 comments:

Evan Lewis said...

MY Custer collection includes the new hit mystery novel, The Toyman Rides Again.

pattinase (abbott) said...

A fellow in my writing group wrote an excellent novel from the POV of Custer's aide. Did all kinds of research, read diaries, documents. Of course, it sits in a drawer. But I learned so much from reading it.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Thanks, Evan, for the plug.

Patti, do you recall that aide's name?

George said...

Custer's last flag is going up for auction and some think it will fetch $5 million. Here's the link to the whole story: http://www.luxist.com/2010/06/25/custers-last-flag-could-fetch-5-million/

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Thanks for the link, George. I wish I could bid on it.