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How did George Armstrong Custer die?
October 15, 2012 6:35AM
George Armstrong Custer and his troops knew where the Indians were, and he decided to attack the Indians where he did. His mistake was that he failed to estimate the enemy strength (numbers) correctly and was overwhelmed, more so when his forces were not at full strength. It was a brash decision, he was famous for those, and this one cost Custer and his men their lives.
The exact details of Custer's death are not known. Custer's body was found, two days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn, with wounds and two bullet holes, but Captain Benteen stated that in his opinion the fatal injuries had not been the result of .45 caliber ammunition.