Dandy - Horse rode by Lt. Col. George
Armstrong Custer (Wayne Maunder) while he was stationed at Fort Hays, Kansas
on the western adventure CUSTER (The Legend of Custer)/ABC/1967.
TRIVIA NOTE: Between the
years 1868-1876, Custer owned a few horses. In 1868, he purchased Dandy, a bay
gelding for $140 from a Quartermaster at Fort Riley, Kansas. He also purchased
Vic, a white stocking sorrel thoroughbred with a blaze on his head while in
Kentucky. Vic died in the 1876 battle of the Little Big Horn.
Dandy died Wednesday, August 14, 1889.in Monroe, Michigan and was buried in the apple tree orchard on the Custer family estate.
According to Elizabeth Bacon Custer: "There, every year, Nature, with all her fidelity, would bury our dear horse (Dandy) in a rosy shower of blossoms which the apple-tree scatters with the least breath of the summer wind."
Comanche, the horse of Captain Miles W. Keogh, was the lone
survivor at the Big Horn confrontation.
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