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
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*
And Mrs. Libbie Custer. However, Custer fell for Elizabeth at their first formal meeting and was persistent in wooing her. Although she rebuffed his first efforts, Custer was able to charm Libbie into falling in love with him. | eBay!
Curley - Crow Curley was a scout for Gen. George Custer and watched the 1876 Battle at the Little Big Horn from a periphery. He was described as a “remorse, taciturn sort of fellow and disinclined to make friends, and rarely talks or pays much attention to anyone.” He once said, “I spring from Crow earth and will never leave it. A teepee and food for my wife and child—grass for my ponies—and I go back to the ground of my fathers.” Fenn tells us this photo has never been published before.