Custer, also known as The Legend of Custer, is a 17-episode military-western television series which ran from September 6 to December 27, 1967, with Wayne Maunder in the starring role of then Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. During the American Civil War, Custer had risen to the rank of major general, the youngest in the Union Army. He was demoted after the war during force reductions to the rank of Captain, but was reinstated in 1866 as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Seventh Cavalry, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. Many of the soldiers in the regiment were derelicts, former Confederates, or even criminals.
complete series, 17 episodes:
SABRES IN THE SUN (PILOT) - ACCUSED - THE GLORY RIDER - SPIRIT WOMAN - MASSACRE - WAR LANCE AND SABRE - DANGEROUS PREY - DESPERATE MISSION - GAUNTLET - BREAKOUT - UNDER FIRE - TO THE DEATH - DEATH HUNT - GAUNTLET - BLAZING ARROWS - SUSPICION - PURSUED
Robert F. Simon played Custer's commanding officer, U.S. General Alfred H. Terry, who disapproved of Custer's long hair and much of his methodology of fighting Indians. Slim Pickens starred as a scout named California Joe Milner. Michael Dante appeared as Sioux Chief Crazy Horse. Peter Palmer played Sergeant James Bustard, a former Confederate soldier.