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devildog

31 Aug 2015
11:58:01am
Hi everyone , can any one tell me if there has ever been a stamp with George Armstrong Custer on it ???
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31 Aug 2015
12:58:27pm
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The United States has not issued a stamp commemorating Custer. There were plans for it, but the Indians ambushed that idea and scalped it.

That's not to say that some of the more prolific stamp issuing countries out there haven't done so.

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31 Aug 2015
01:51:17pm
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If we must honor significant defeats, let's at least honor those whose leaders who were not the initiators of their defeats. Commander Cunningham at Wake or General Wainwright at Correigedor both come to mind; they executed solid defense against an oversized enemy while surrendering only after being put in untennable situations. Custer was an above average cavalryman (among the federals, they were rare) who lived a charmed life, until he didn't.


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Tom in Exton, PA

31 Aug 2015
07:45:28pm
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Hmmm... several stamps for Elvis, none for Custer? What is wrong with USPS?

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31 Aug 2015
08:05:25pm
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Elvis was far more influential on music than Custer was on military tactics or strategy; few beyond the widows of cavalrymen, north, south, Sioux and Lakota, were affected, while Elvis, regardless of your thoughts for the man or his music, integrated the blues into mainstream rock more successfully than any other white performer of the period. I have never been a fan, but I've appreciated the contribution he's made to modern music. Without Elvis in the 50s, the Stones and Beatles would have had a much tougher slog, BB King would never have been known to white or mainstream audiences, and the likes of Dave Clark Five and Herman's Hermits would have ruled the airwaves ever more.


However, 0 Custer and 1 Elvis seems quite enough

David

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31 Aug 2015
09:36:48pm
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From the twist of fate department:

I agree that Elvis was a big influence on music in the 1950s. Another influence, and one acknowledged by both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones was Buddy Holly. Both groups used Holly's music and made a tribute to him. Of course that influence was tragically ended.

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01 Sep 2015
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Custer is generally credited with saving the Union Army at Gettysburg with a cavalry charge against Jeb Stuart's cavalry on the 3d day that save the Union Army's rear area during Pickett's charge.

Lee's plan was to catch the Union Army in a pincher with Pickett charging the front to occupy attention while Jeb Stuart cavalry raced around to the rear side. Stuart's cavalry got turned back and Pickett's charge got decimated.

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01 Sep 2015
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Not just that. If anyone has stood on the battlefield at Gettysburg at the location where Pickett's Charge began and looked how far it was across that open field to the Federal line, it was a military action destined for doom.

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02 Sep 2015
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Another of our mythical heroes with feet of clay..too bad we can not ask his troopers about Custer..but he killed them.

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03 Sep 2015
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Not everyone is perfect.... good at Gettysburg ... saved country... bad at Little Big Horn... lost the meaningless battle (except less you were of those killed...like Custer and his brother.

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03 Sep 2015
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Oldguy.I .looked up to so many people growing up..and then find out they are not perfect. Theodore Roosevelt did things that were not right also..but the National Parks, The Panama Canal ! with him what you saw was pretty much what you got. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen also but he only lived to 25.

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devildog

31 Aug 2015
11:58:01am

Hi everyone , can any one tell me if there has ever been a stamp with George Armstrong Custer on it ???

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31 Aug 2015
12:58:27pm

re: Custer

The United States has not issued a stamp commemorating Custer. There were plans for it, but the Indians ambushed that idea and scalped it.

That's not to say that some of the more prolific stamp issuing countries out there haven't done so.

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31 Aug 2015
01:51:17pm

re: Custer

If we must honor significant defeats, let's at least honor those whose leaders who were not the initiators of their defeats. Commander Cunningham at Wake or General Wainwright at Correigedor both come to mind; they executed solid defense against an oversized enemy while surrendering only after being put in untennable situations. Custer was an above average cavalryman (among the federals, they were rare) who lived a charmed life, until he didn't.


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Tom in Exton, PA
31 Aug 2015
07:45:28pm

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Hmmm... several stamps for Elvis, none for Custer? What is wrong with USPS?

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31 Aug 2015
08:05:25pm

re: Custer

Elvis was far more influential on music than Custer was on military tactics or strategy; few beyond the widows of cavalrymen, north, south, Sioux and Lakota, were affected, while Elvis, regardless of your thoughts for the man or his music, integrated the blues into mainstream rock more successfully than any other white performer of the period. I have never been a fan, but I've appreciated the contribution he's made to modern music. Without Elvis in the 50s, the Stones and Beatles would have had a much tougher slog, BB King would never have been known to white or mainstream audiences, and the likes of Dave Clark Five and Herman's Hermits would have ruled the airwaves ever more.


However, 0 Custer and 1 Elvis seems quite enough

David

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31 Aug 2015
09:36:48pm

re: Custer

From the twist of fate department:

I agree that Elvis was a big influence on music in the 1950s. Another influence, and one acknowledged by both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones was Buddy Holly. Both groups used Holly's music and made a tribute to him. Of course that influence was tragically ended.

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01 Sep 2015
09:01:15pm

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re: Custer

Custer is generally credited with saving the Union Army at Gettysburg with a cavalry charge against Jeb Stuart's cavalry on the 3d day that save the Union Army's rear area during Pickett's charge.

Lee's plan was to catch the Union Army in a pincher with Pickett charging the front to occupy attention while Jeb Stuart cavalry raced around to the rear side. Stuart's cavalry got turned back and Pickett's charge got decimated.

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01 Sep 2015
10:36:42pm

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Not just that. If anyone has stood on the battlefield at Gettysburg at the location where Pickett's Charge began and looked how far it was across that open field to the Federal line, it was a military action destined for doom.

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philb

02 Sep 2015
10:29:45am

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Another of our mythical heroes with feet of clay..too bad we can not ask his troopers about Custer..but he killed them.

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oldguy

03 Sep 2015
06:51:09pm

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re: Custer

Not everyone is perfect.... good at Gettysburg ... saved country... bad at Little Big Horn... lost the meaningless battle (except less you were of those killed...like Custer and his brother.

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philb

03 Sep 2015
07:13:41pm

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Oldguy.I .looked up to so many people growing up..and then find out they are not perfect. Theodore Roosevelt did things that were not right also..but the National Parks, The Panama Canal ! with him what you saw was pretty much what you got. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen also but he only lived to 25.

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