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CMOHS.org - Second Lieutenant CUSTER, THOMAS W., U.S. Army

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CUSTER, THOMAS W.

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 6th Michigan Cavalry
Born: New Rumley, Ohio
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Monroe, Mich.
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Place / Date: At Namozine Church, Va., 10 May 1863
 
 


CUSTER, THOMAS W. Photo
 
Citation

Capture of flag on 10 May 1863. SECOND AWARD Place and date: At Sailor Creek , Va, April 1865. Date of issue: 26 May 1865. Citation: 2d Lt. Custer leaped his horse over the enemy's works and captured 2 stands of colors, having his horse shot from under him and receiving a severe wound.