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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Custer's flag sells for $1.9M at auction

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- One of U.S. Gen. George Armstrong Custer's battle flags, left on the field of the Little Bighorn by the Indians, didn't win much respect from collectors either.

Custer flag expected to fetch $2M-$5M

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A New York auctioneer said the sale of a flag once belonging to Gen. George Armstrong Custer is expected to raise millions for a Detroit museum.

Army's 1st Cavalry Division gets orders

FORT HOOD, Texas, March 3 (UPI) -- The 17,000 soldiers of the Army's 1st Cavalry Division received deployment orders Monday in the U.S. war on terrorism.

Video of the Week: 'Spirit the Stallion'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Dreamworks' big budget ($80 million) animated feature, the nice-looking "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," is out Tuesday on DVD ($26.99 list) and VHS ($24.99)
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent


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Film of the Week: Spirit the Stallion

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," the new animated feature from Dreamworks, is the story of a wild horse in the Old American West who teams up with an Indian
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
George Armstrong Custer
Ronald Reagan (L) is George Armstrong Custer and Errol Flynn is Jeb Stuart in this promotional still from the 1940 movie "Santa Fe Trail." Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America, was instrumental in bringing about the collapse of communism and an end to the Cold War. The former President is now 92 and has been suffering from alzheimer's for over ten years. (UPI/File)

Lieutenant Colonel (Regular Army)

Indian Wars

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. At the start of the Civil War, Custer was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his class's graduation was accelerated so that they could enter the war. Custer graduated last in his class and served at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. As a staff officer for Major General George B. McClellan, Custer was promoted to the rank of Captain during the Army of the Potomac's 1862 Peninsula Campaign, Early in the Gettysburg Campaign, Custer's association with cavalry commander Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton earned him a promotion from first lieutenant to brigadier general of volunteers at the age of 23.

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