I never thought this would happen. I am NOT a Custer fan. I don't even think he is attractive, which is my final deciding point for all historical figures.
To prove my point, the scrawny guy to the right is Custer at West Point. One can't help but be phallically interested by the teeny gun he is holding . . . just sayin'.
Anyway, seems Custer might have been the lynchpin at Gettysburg. The only way the Pickett/Pettigrew charge makes sense is if Lee had figured he'd hit the Union from the rear at the same time.
Apparently young, flamboyant, obnoxious Custer foiled Lee's plan.
I am ordering books and reading papers about all this as we speak.
I'd love a day with Colonel Ellsworth and no interruptions.