Locked in his Private Room: A Teenager's View of the Last Days of George Armstrong Custer
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Researcher T.J. Stiles describes the last year of Custer's life through the eyes of teenager Bertie Swett. Swett came to know Custer and his wife Libbie at Fort Abraham Lincoln and in Manhattan while America approached a historic turning point. Swett bared witness to the notorious soldier's life as he pushed his career and fortune to the brink of disaster. This program is a Billington Lecture.