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Name: Carl F. DayPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionCarl lives in Wood River, Illinois and is a high school history teacher.
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Tom Custer: Ride to Glory (Frontier Military Series)
ISBN: 0806136871 University of Oklahoma Press. 2005
In this biographythe first to document the life of Tom CusterCarl F. Day reveals the public and private life of a distinguished American soldier. Although his life has been overshadowed by his more famous, or infamous, older brother, George Armstrong Custer, Tom Custer was a notable figure in his own right. At the end of his service in the Civil War, Tom Custer received the Medal of Honor twicethe first man in American history and the only Federal soldier in the Civil War to do so. He went on to participate in the Battle of the Washita, Stanley’s Yellowstone Expedition, the Black Hills expedition, and the final march to the Little Bighorn, where along with his brother George he met his death in 1876.