Was Custer a general or a colonel?

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Custer was a colonel, although during the Civil War he attained the rank of a brevet general. Brevet means a temporary promotion to general. Although Custer kept his brevet rank for a time after the war, it was later taken away from him, and he was a colonel when he died. [If Custer had been a general at Little Big Horn he would have commanded more than one regiment.]
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In Movies

Who played General Custer in the movies?

"Custer's Last Fight" (1912). Francis Ford "Britton of the Seventh" (1916). Ned Finley "Bob Hampton of Placer" (1921). T.D. Crittenden "Wide Open Spaces" (1924). Al Forbes