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General George Custer with 7th Cavalry and their Families There is information here on Capt George Wallace (second from left), who was my husband Larry's great-great uncle. Capt. George D. Wallace, native of York, SC, son of Congressman Alexander Stuart Wallace and wife Nancy Lee Ratchford and 1872 graduate of West Point was the first Southerner to graduate after the War Between the States. He served first in his home state of South Carolina with the 7th Cavalry. When Indian problems increased and Reconstruction troubles were reduced all of the 7th Cavalry were sent to the Northern Indian problems, involving Sioux, Cheyenne, Nez Perce and others. It's interesting to note that his brother fought with the Confederacy. The rest of the information on this photo is in the comments section.
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Added: 19th January 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-01-20 
This is a photo taken in 1874 of members of the 7th Cavalry, 6th Infantry, and the women accompanying them at Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota. Twenty-three members of the group can be identified:

Lt. Bronson (6th); Lt. George D. Wallace (7th); General George Armstrong Custer (7th); Lt. Benjamin H. Hodgson (7th); Mrs. Elizabeth B. Custer; Mrs. Thomas McDougall; Capt. Thomas McDougall (7th); Capt. Badger (6th); Mrs. George W. Yates; Capt. George W. Yates (7th); Charles Thompson (civilian clothing;, Mrs. James Calhoun (wife of Lt. Calhoun and sister of General Custer); Miss Annie Bates; Col. Poland (6th); Lt. Charles A. Varnum (7th); General Carlin (6th); Mrs. Myles Moylan; Capt. Thomas W. Custer (7th); Col. William Thompson; Lt. James Calhoun (7th); Mrs. Donald McIntosh; Capt. Myles A. Moylan (7th); and Lt. Donald McIntosh (7th).


Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-01-20 
I have to ask: Was Captain Wallace at the Little Bighorn in 1876?
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-01-20 
No, he fought and was killed at Wounded Knee.
Posted by: Steve on 2008-01-20 
Which row Naomi?
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-01-20 
Capt Wallace is the tall gentleman, second from the left, standing next to Custer, who has no hat on. When I frist saw this I couldn't help but see an amazing resemblance to Larry's older brother Raymond, he was also very tall and slim.
Posted by: donmac101 on 2008-01-20 
Now that's what I call a family history. It must be great to have such a record of ones ancestors.
Posted by: JMackintosh on 2008-05-10 
Hate to sound picky but this photograph was actually taken in November of 1873 and is dated based on the whereabouts of the Miss Bates pictured who was visiting Fort Abraham Lincoln that autumn. I think her visit is mentioned in some of the vast amount of Custer correspondence that has survived. Wallace and the rest of the 7th Cavalry members pictured had just returned a few months earlier from that summer's Yellowstone Expedition in which they provided protection for surveyors of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Barely out of West Point for a year and a half, it was his first Western field campaign. 1874 brought the Black Hills Expedition and 1876 the Little Big Horn. The two Custer brothers, Yates, McIntosh, Calhoun and Hodgson would all perish in that fight.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-05-10 
I'm sorry JMackintosh - your information on the date of this photo is wrong. All the data that was included with this photo was researched as part of the genealogical data for my husband's family, and it took years to put everything together in order to have it published. Both family geneologists and professional historians, who are experts in their field, would know what year this was taken, which was 1874.
Posted by: Wikiriwhi on 2008-09-11 
peculiar how the americans didn't document any of their atrocities against the tribes.

There is an image of a pile of bodies from wounded knee and I'm very surprised the army didn't highlight Custers defeat to promote heavier anti Indian sentiment.

Most of the Union generals were war criminals from the civil war. Sherman was the head devil and nearly ahnihilated the civilian south.

Butchers to the end.
Posted by: Mayanlongcount on 2010-10-15 
wikiriwhi. sorry to see it has been since 911 anniversary #7. i wholly concur re your view of union generals and lesser officers. war criminals. vicious folks. and unworthy of our memory really.
Posted by: JessicaDonald on 2020-05-02 
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