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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – June 24th

George Armstrong Custer is born, December 5, 1839

He is born in the small town of New Rumley, Ohio. His father, a farmer and a blacksmith, belonged to the New Rumley Invincibles, the local militia, and often brought his son to their meetings. Dressed in a Daniel Boone outfit made by his mother, young George loved the ceremony of these meetings, and by the time he was four, he could execute the entire manual of arms, using a wooden stick. When war against Mexico was being debated in 1846, he stunned the corps of Invincibles by waving a small flag and declaring, “My voice for war!”