Custer, A Clone?
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. Shown above in this rare photograph, Custar is bearing a shoulder pauldron often worn by Imperial sandtroopers!
Shoulder pauldrons were colored pieces of material worn by infantry of the Grand Army of the Republic, and later the Imperial Armed Forces, to designate their rank. Shoulder pauldrons were usually worn on the right shoulder by sandtroopers and the left shoulder by ARC Troopers.
Sandtrooper pauldron ranks were as follows:
* Black - Enlisted
* White - Sergeant
* Orange - Squad Leader
* Blue - Sniper
* Red - Medic
* Yellow - Rifleman
It is difficult to assume which color Custer wore, however, based on documented history, the orange pauldron, depicting the rank of Squad Leader, would be the most probable.
During the Civil War Custer's style of battle was often claimed to be reckless or foolhardy, but military planning was always the basis of every Custer "dash". As the Custer Story in Letters explained, "George Custer meticulously scouted every battlefield, gauged the enemies weak points and strengths, ascertained the best line of attack and only after he was satisfied was the "Custer Dash" with a Michigan yell focused with complete surprise on the enemy in routing them every time. One of his greatest attributes during the Civil War was what Custer wrote of as "luck" and he needed it to survive some of these charges.
At the end of the Civil War, Custer was promoted to major general of volunteers. Sometimes referred to as "Greenback", Custer may have received a green pauldron to accompany the promotion. In 1866, he was appointed to the regular army position of lieutenant colonel of the 7th U.S. Cavalry and served in the Indian Wars. He was defeated and killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, against a coalition of Native American tribes composed almost exclusively of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and led by the Sioux chiefs Crazy Horse and Gall and by the Hunkpapa seer and medicine man, Sitting Bull. This confrontation has come to be popularly known in American history as Custer's Last Stand.
Some have speculated that Custer may have been a clone sent to earth by the Grand Army of the Republic. This would account for his "strange" military tactics and his style of battle. At the conclusion of the Battle of Little Bighorn, the soldiers' corpses were stripped, scalped, and mutilated. The bodies were not found until three days later when the cavalry's main column arrived to the battleground. What was thought to be Custer's body was given a military burial with full honors. However, the ability to distinguish if, in fact, the body was Custer's would have ben difficult, perhaps, impossible.
Could Custer have left the earth at the conclusion of the battle to tackle another mission, perhaps, the training of other Imperial clones as the Empire planned it's galactic expansions? The investigation continues...
Evidence #: ISWWR0000036
Submitted by J. Lamb
Below: An illustration of an Imperial Sandtrooper bearing an orange pauldron