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Thomas Ward Custer

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    6th Michigan Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Willicomack (Namozine Church), Virginia, USA
First Award: Capture of flag on 2 April 1865.
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas W. Custer
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas W. Custer
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 24, 1865
  • Born: March 15, 1845, New Rumley, Harrison County, OH, United States
  • Died: June 25, 1876, Little Big Horn, MT, United States
  • Buried: Fort Leavenworth Cemetery (MH) (A-1488), Fort Leavenworth, KS, United States

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