- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: October 2, 1995
He was rushed into action in the Civil War after graduating last in his class at West Point. He earned a permanent place in American folklore at the battle of the Little Big Horn. George Custer was never destined for greatness. That he achieved immortality is testament to his own bad luck and judgment more than anything else.
GEORGE CUSTER: SHOWDOWN AT LITTLE BIG HORN is a revealing examination on the ill-fated life of this notorious commander. Trace his exploits in the Civil War, where he became a brigadier general at the age of 23, fighting at Gettysburg and Bull Run. Discover how he petitioned for permission to fight for Mexico, and follow him west where he enjoyed a moderately successful career as an Indian fighter. Finally, a point-by-point examination of the battle of Little Big Horn reveals how Custer led 264 men to death and secured a unique place in American history.
Through rare photos, dramatic re-enactments and the commentary of leading historians, BIOGRAPHY® explores the tragic life of George Custer.