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|Posted: Fri Dec 4th, 2009 07:29 am||
George Armstrong Custer was definately NOT the youngest general in US history. That honor went to Galusha Pennypacker.
Custer was born on 05Dec 1839 and was made a Brigadier General of US Volunteers effective on 29Jun 1863, at the age of 23 years and six months.
George Armstrong Custer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Galusha Pennypacker was born on 01Jun 1844 and was made a Brigadier General of US Volunteers on 28Apr 1865, with an effective date of 18Feb 1865. Thus, using the 18 Feb date, he was 20 years and eight months old.
Galusha Pennypacker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited on Fri Dec 4th, 2009 07:58 am by Texas Defender