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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – November 26th

George Armstrong Custer defeats Confederates at Two Taverns, July 1, 1863

It was at Gettysburg that Custer became nationally famous. At twenty-three, he is the youngest general in the army. When Confederate general Jeb Stuart attempts to flank the Union’s line and attack from the rear, he finds Custer waiting for him at a place called Two Taverns. Seven hundred men fight in close quarters. In the middle of it all was Custer. His ability to avoid being wounded will become known as “Custer’s Luck.” When Stuart is forced to withdraw, it is the first time his cavalry has been stopped.