He rose to fame as the youngest general in the Union Army leading a pivotal charge at Gettysburg but earned a place in history for his ill-fated command at the Battle of Little Bighorn. In fact although his life was marked by towering accomplishments his name has become synonymous with defeat. Through original letters and journal entries BIO investigates the life of George Armstrong Custer tracing his remarkable rise through the ranks of the Union Army during the Civil War and his later reincarnation as a frontier combatant. Leading scholars explore his unusual relationship with his wife and reveal how she helped turn her husband into an American legend while period accounts and archival artifacts help illuminate his infamous "Last Stand." Illuminating and insightful GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER offers a probing look into the life and legacy of one of America's most compelling figures.