Friend against friend - Second Lieutenant George A. Custer had his photo taken with ex-classmate, friend, and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, an aide to General Johnston, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862
General George Armstrong Custer was killed, along with 264 of his men, by Sioux Warriors, led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, on June 25th, 1876, in an action known today as The Battle of Little Big Horn.
Reportedly one of the rarest Civil War images of young George Armstrong Custer attributed to skilled photographer, Henry Ulke, taken at the end of April 1863 in the Ulke Washington D.C. studio. This large hand water colored tinted imperial sized Salt print shows Custer with his close friend from West Point, Captain Leroy Elbert. Outstanding! *s*