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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.

Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer on Dandy

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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