For years I have portrayed Custer in his Civil War exploits to educate everyone on his 'forgotten' years. In 2007, I was fortunate to have been offered the opportunity to portray Custer at the Custer's Last Stand Reenactment in Hardin, Montana. It was an extremely rewarding experience for me which I have been fortunate to have repeated now for 5 years.

When I first donned the uniform of a cavalry General, I had no idea of how far that horse would take me. I can't thank enough all the great people who helped me get here, and to those who continue to support me. A general is only as good as his troops.

Portraying Custer in all his years has given me experiences that I never imagined, and I have learned so much. It is the learning and remembering history that continues to drive myself and my fellow reenactors to keep bringing history to life.


Rick Williams


Photo courtesy of the Billings Gazette