A Complete Life of General George A Custer. Notes: A Complete Life of General George A Custer, 1st edition by Frederick Whittaker in 1876. Fully illustrated, including full page engravings. This is considered the definitive biography of Custer's life. During the Civil War he enlisted as a private and rose to second lieutenant. After the war, he became a professional writer and a popular author of dime novels. In 1876, after Custer's death, Whittaker started writing an extensive and definitive biography, A Complete Life of General George A. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "greggantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.