By Callie Oettinger
Lt. Washington, a Confederate prisoner, and Capt. Custer, U.S.A. Credit: Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society.
Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862. 1. Col. Delos B. Sacket, I.G. 2. Capt. George Monteith. 3. Lt. Col. Nelson B. Sweitzer. 4. Gen. George W. Morell. 5. Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps. 6. Gen. George B. McClellan. 7. Scout Adams. 8. Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Army Medical Director. 9. Unknown. 10. President Lincoln. 11. Gen. Henry J. Hunt. 12. Gen. Fitz-John Porter. 13. Unknown. 14. Col. Frederick T. Locke, A.A.G. 15. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys. 16. Capt. George Armstrong Custer. Credit: Library of Congress.
The Peninsula, Va. Lts. George A. Custer, Nicolas Bowen, and William G. Jones, 1862. Credit: Library of Congress.
Gen. George Custer & Wife, ca. 1864. Image and caption credit: Library of Congress.
Custer receiving the flag of truce–Appomatox [sic
Gen. George A. Custer, ca. 1860 – ca. 1865. Credit: National Archives.
Maj. Gen. George A. Custer about 1865. The wide hat, sailor’s shirt, and red cravat were of his own design. Image and caption credit: National Park Service.
Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan, and Generals recognized., Gen. George A. Custer, Gen. Thomas C. Devin, Gen. James W. Forsyth, Gen. Wesley Merritt, ca. 1860 – ca. 1865. Credit: National Archives.
Hunting and camping party of Custer (standing in center) and invited guests. Fort A. Lincoln on the Little Heart River, Dak. Terr., 1875. Credit: National Archives.
Bloody Knife, Custer’s scout, on Yellowstone Expedition, 1873. Credit: National Archives.
“Our First Grizzly, killed by Gen. Custer and Col. Ludlow.” By Illingworth, 1874, during Black Hills expedition. Credit: National Archives.
Column of cavalry, artillery, and wagons, commanded by Gen. George A. Custer, crossing the plains of Dakota Territory. By W. H. Illingworth, 1874 Black Hills expedition. Credit: National Archives.
CALLIE OETTINGER was Command Posts’ first managing editor. Her interest in military history, policy and fiction took root when she was a kid, traveling and living the life of an Army Brat, and continues today.