11 October 2009

Medal of Honor: T. W. Custer


Second Lieutenant, Company B, 6th Michigan Cavalry

Born: 15 March 1845, New Rumley, Ohio
Died: 25 June 1876, near the Little Bighorn River, Montana Territory

Citation: Capture of flag [at Namozine Church, Virginia] on 3 May 1863.

Citation: 2d Lt. Custer leaped his horse over the enemy's works [at Sayler's Creek, Virginia, on 6 April 1865] and captured 2 stands of colors, having his horse shot from under him and receiving a severe wound.

Note: One of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice. He was George Armstrong Custer's younger brother, and died with him at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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