This anecdote is about as close as Custer gets to being likeable.
In Custer County, Idaho, there was a sign by the road that said.
And this is how he explains that the mythology surrounding General Custer is largely false.
Custer was played as a cliché of grit and courage, jaw clenched with resolve as he fought to the bitter end.
Custer finished 34th out of 34 in his graduating class at West Point.
The Custer massacre threw the whole country into a spasm of fear.
Miss Custer was doomed to have a serious time of it, after all.
His dreamy eyes rested on Custer for an instant; they seemed to invite a question.
Miss Custer's fortune, as it turned out, was extremely limited.
Scarcely enough of Custer's own command with him at the time lived long enough to tell the story of the battle.