If your teacher has given the class leeway to write and design a biography book report that goes beyond the typical written pages, create an entertaining glimpse into the life of your historical figure, character, celebrity or sports hero.
One of those gracefully ferocious, lupine men. The accounts of his preternatural energy and aggression and extracts of his own letters cohere into a picture of predatory grace, of sleek, elemental blood-thirst and glory-hunger. Custer was eerily in touch with his nature—-the nature of a gleeful hunter.
Connell quotes the letter to his sister in which Custer describes killing his first man—a patrician Confederate officer whose Spanish broadsword and fine saddle he took as trophies—and reading it one feels the thrilling discovery of his inevitable vocation.
From him I feel a superb animality, a sportive savagery. No flexibility, no hint of contemplative nature. This is the face of the archetypal swordsman, with deep-laired challenging eyes above a rapaciously curved nose. Custer made his name in the Civil War, at 23 becoming the youngest American to make general.
But even among the dinosaurs that ran the Army of the Potomac in its first years, Custer was a total throwback. His only tactic was to charge the enemy and slash or club or shoot him. And he was always fatalistically in front, glancing back excited during charges, he writes in another letter, to admire the gleaming massed sabers of the cavalrymen following his lead.
Impetuous, fatalistic, unignorably flamboyant. Not for him the same-coated standardization of a modern army, he ornamented himself with finery, chance and tailored, and with the trophies of killed Confederates: He began to wear a tightly fitted hussar jacket, gold lace on his pants, and rebel boots.
One staff member likened him to a circus rider. Fought recalled him wearing a dark blue sailor shirt that he got from a gunboat on the James, a bright red tie, a velveteen jacket with gold loops on the sleeve, and a Confederate hat.
Like a circus rider.
He wanted to be seen. Think of a pro wrestler. His conception of warfare was boisterous and self-glorifying. Behind the pranks and the outrageous costume ride a killer. He learned taxidermy so as to mount and preserve the exotic trophies he began to hunt once he went west to fight Indians.
They tell of him stuffing an antelope or a giant elk or a grizzly during the night, as the rest of his regiment slept off an exhausting day on the march. His brother Tom, part of a small circle of relations and sycophants who insulated Custer from the hatred and distrust he in inspired in most of the men under his command, liked to catch snakes on the march and ride with them coiled around his arm, much to the displeasure of his nervous mount.
They were boys on an adventure. While Custer was stationed in Kentucky, locals raised complaints because packs of these hounds tore apart their dogs, cats, and even their livestock.
His wife reports that they so thickly surrounded her husband that she was fortunate if she secured a place in the marital bed. However, Custer was denied leave to take this job, and was sent west. The frontier seems to have been a bouquet of exciting new scents for this inquisitive hound. A new enemy to kill, new game to hunt, new landscapes to romp about in.
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