Custer Collection Blog

New to the Custer Collection – March 2019

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and artwork. It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer. This includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Check out some of the new books that have been added to the collection. Army Life on the Frontier Custer went First by Kerry G. Lindmark  ...Custer...

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New to the Custer Collection – October 2018

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and artwork.  It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer. This includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  Check out some of the new books that have been added to the collection.    Fiction   ...

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New to the Custer Collection – The American Civil War

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and artwork.  It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer. This includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  Check out some of the new books that have been added to the collection.   An Aide to Custer: The Civil War Letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger...

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New to the Custer Collection – Fiction July 2018

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and artwork.  It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer. This includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  Check out some of the new books that have been added to the collection. Custer at the Alamo by Gregory Urbach Knowing his people face a bleak...

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New to the Custer Collection – January 2017

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and art work.  It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer which includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  Check out these new books that have been added to the collection.   Custer, the Civil War and the Graphic Novel Best known for his work in...

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New to the Custer Collection – November 2016

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and art work.  It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer which includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.    The following books have been added to the Lawrence A. Frost Collection: The Swing around the Circle: Andrew Johnson and the Train Ride...

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The Many Images of Elizabeth Bacon Custer

Even though her husband, General George A. Custer, is known as the most photographed general of the Civil War, many images still exist of Elizabeth Bacon Custer.  The Lawrence A. Frost Collection houses a small collection of images of the Custer family.  Part of this collection has been digitized and can be viewed from our Images of the George A. Custer Collection page. One image from this collection is this rare 1850 daguerreotype of Judge Daniel Bacon, his wife Eleanor and their young daughter, Elizabeth Clift Bacon....

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New to the Custer Collection – March 2016

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and art work.  It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer which includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign In time for the 140th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Wiley Blackwell...

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Custer’s Black White Man – Isaiah Dorman

Little is known about the early life of Custer’s interpreter Isaiah Dorman.  Sources conflict on his birth year and place.  It has been written that he was born a free man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while other sources state that he was born a slave on the D’Orman plantation in Louisiana or Alabama.  Facts prior to 1865 have been murky.  It was historian Robert Ege, in his 1966 article, Braves of all Colors, who made the suggestion that Dorman was an escaped slave from an escaped slave wanted...

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New to the Custer Collection – January 2016

The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and art work.  It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer which includes his academic work at West Point, his heroic participation in the Civil War and his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. (William Shakespeare, As you Like it) – The aura of General...

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