Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association

The United States Army and the 7th Cavalry

The crucible of fire that was the American Civil War produced military leadership still in charge a decade after that war ended.

“Total war” used against Southern states was now being waged against America’s indigenous peoples.

This was not the worst military defeat of US soldiers – that was in 1791 in Indiana…

But this would be bad enough – for both sides…