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June 25th in History
On this date in 1876 Lt. Colonel George Custer was massacred at the Little Big Horn in Montana, seriously damaging his military career and any chance of promotion.
Custer and 200 cavalrymen marched on 2,500 Sioux warriors. After that, West Point refused to commission any officer who couldn=92t count.
Sitting Bull was the big star at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and then he went to Canada. If it happened today, he probably would go to Disney World.
Custer had been a general but was demoted after the Civil War and things just kept going downhill. At the Little Big Horn he decided right then and there not to reenlist.
Not many people know it, but Custer finished last in his class at West Point, whereas the winner at Little Big Horn, Chief Sitting Bull, finished first in his class at Sioux A and M. The A and M stood for Ambush and Massacre.