The painting shows Custer leading the charge (accompanied by Colonel Charles H. Town) of the 1st Michigan Regiment against Wade Hampton`s and Fitzhugh Lee`s cavalry - checking the advance of General J.E.B. Stuart and protecting the right flank of the Union Army.
Ron Lesser has created a special work of art to commemorate the 140th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
On July 3, 1863, the youngest general in the Federal army, George Custer commanded the 1st Michigan Cavalry Regiment in Judson Kilpatrick`s Third Division. General Custer noted for his abandon and gallantry in the face of the enemy is seen at full gallop, waving his saber and shouting . . ."Come On, You Wolverines". Notably, of the 300+ Union casualties, 219 were from Custer`s Brigade.