I will be going to D.C. for a few days and then off to Brandy Station and then onto Richmond to visit the Museum of the Confederacy so I don’t have time to do a full accounting of all of George Armstrong Custer’s accomplishments during the CW. But by popular demand I will start from the time that he was a Lieutenant. Source used for now Custer Favor the Bold A Soldier’s Story, by D.A. Kinsley. Bull Run- Example of Personal Valor and Initiative: The road from Bull Run to Cub Run was choked off and passage over a suspension bridge clogged with broken down, overturned carriages stopped the retreat. “Custer glanced around. No one seemed to know what to do! Bolt into the woods? Tumble for cover…canister shot blasted the roadway…Recalling Napoleon’s coup de maitre on the bombarded viaduct at Lodi, he galloped up to the bridge and jumped off his horse. A capsized ambulance and a smashed buggy blocked access to the span. Custer laid hold of a wheel, gave a forceful yank, lugged the hospital wagon out of the way….Shells burst several yards from his body…Custer gripped a buggy wheel and dragged the vehicle aside. The passage across Cub Run was now clear…Then Custer(under Palmer’s orders) led his platoon up the creek to flush out Confederate sharpshooters… He was one of the last to leave the field… General Samuel Heintzelman, cited Custer name in Washington “for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.” In his memoirs Custer makes no mention of this incident other than to write as follows: Colonel Heintzleman, although suffering from a painful wound, continued to exercise command, and maintained his seat in the saddle…When within about two miles of Centerville, at the bridge across Cub Run, the crossing was found to be completely blocked up by broken wagons and ambulances. There being no other crossing available, and the enemy having opened with artillery from a position a short distance below the bridge…Captain Arnold was forced to abandon his guns. More to Come.