George Armstrong Custer — American Soldier born on December 05, 1839, died on June 25, 1876

George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Custer was called to serve with the Union Army... (wikipedia)

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.
You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end.
I would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day during my life.
There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.
My purpose is to make my narrative as truthful as possible.