Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1983)

    George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn: Homicide or Mass Suicide?

    (Received 25 January 1983; accepted 7 February 1983)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    On 2S June 1876, Lieutcnant Colonel George Armstrong Custer perished along with 224 men under his immediate command in a battle historically referred to as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. There is some evidence that this was not a battle at all, but a mass suicide. The theory of mass suicide could be substantiated by examination of the skeletal remains.


    Author Information:

    Spencer, JD
    Chairman, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC


    Stock #: JFS11570J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11570J

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    Title George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn: Homicide or Mass Suicide?
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    Committee E30