James Calhoun

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

James Calhoun was born in Cincinnati, Ohio back in 1845. At the start of the American Civil War he was in Europe, when he returned two years later he joined the Union Army. By the end of the war he had been promoted to Sergeant. In 1867, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry, where he met Margaret in 1870. The couple was married shortly thereafter.

During the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana he was acting as temporary commander of L Company. Of course, all of you know the outcome of the battle. His second in command Lt. John Crittenden whose body was found only a few feet from his while defending a hill. Both of their bodies are interred in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

What you may not know about James Calhoun is that his wife was Margaret Custer, which of course made him the brother-in-law to George Armstrong Custer.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray famous brother in law.... the battle of little big horn fame...

May 18, 2019 02:42 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Can't choose your iolaws but this may have been an exception !

May 18, 2019 02:57 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - very famous battle indeed and he will be remembered for that fact.

May 18, 2019 03:55 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well you don't mess with Superman's cape and Indians.

May 18, 2019 04:37 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a fascinating albeit sad post. Have a great day,

May 18, 2019 04:41 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 If you ever get to visit the little bighorn, you will see what a strategic blunder General Custer put his men in. Thank you for sharing the story of this man James Dray .

May 18, 2019 05:16 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another one of your very interresting post.  The Custer name will not be one Americans will revere!  A

May 18, 2019 05:18 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. The Custer name will be remembered forever. Remember the words in one song "please Mr. Custer, I don't want to go"? Enjoy your day! 

May 18, 2019 05:22 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I learn about someone new every day through your posts.  I hope that you will have a fun weekend, hit them long and straight.

May 18, 2019 06:06 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - many tijmes "six degrees" need not travel too far, does it?  

May 18, 2019 07:00 AM #10
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Actually, read of him years ago.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 18, 2019 07:59 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Such a sad event I have always said,  I think Custer misjudge what to do and it cost so mant lifes.


May 18, 2019 08:30 AM #12
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That is an interesting story James Dray  and close to home.

May 18, 2019 10:23 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Really like hearing about people who served in the Civil War. The stories and heroism during the conflict are inspiring.

May 18, 2019 02:40 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- very interesting!!!It's hard to imagine that these were real people and not just people we've seen or read about. 

May 18, 2019 06:39 PM #15
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nothing like abrother in law so over confident that he gets people killed. 

May 19, 2019 09:17 AM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Fascinating story and just on a side note it took Custer five years to graduate from USMA and he was last in his class:)Endre

May 19, 2019 11:00 PM #17
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

How sad for Margaret Custer to lose her brother and her husband - what a personal tragedy and a disaster for the men and their families who had to follow Custer

May 20, 2019 04:17 AM #18
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