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Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Antietam 2021
- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
I always enjoy the Custer thread(s) when they come up periodically. A real wealth of information from folks like JamesN, Dave Wilma, diane, and more I am surely forgetting.
One story that relates to his possible little Custer papoose, is that Custer's body was supposedly not mutilated because of this baby and Custer's 'relationship' with the Native American woman. But, as with many things concerning Custer, there is controversy with this too. At least one source I have read, maybe Phibrick, said that Custer's body was actually mutilated but the reports were changed to protect or spare Libby those details.
As I depart today to get ready for tonight's Sweet 16, I'll ask the thought provoking question "what happened to Custer's body?"
Thanks for the vote of confidence! This subject has been discussed pretty fully before, but basically, what was left after a year that was thought to have been ( or been parts of! ) GAC were removed from the battlefield and now rest beneath the large monument ( it was originally the base for a statue of him greatly disliked by his wife Libby ) in the Old Chapel Cemetery at West Point near Winfield Scott, John Buford, and other prominent generals. The slab in the foreground belongs to Libby who didn't join him until the 1930's.