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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 6, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, USA

Second Award: Second Lt. Custer leaped his horse over the enemy's works and captured two stands of colors, having his horse shot from under him and receiving a severe wound.

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: May 22, 1865
  • Born: March 15, 1845, New Rumley, Harrison County, OH
  • Died: June 25, 1876
  • Buried: Fort Leavenworth Cemetery (MH) (A-1488), Fort Leavenworth, KS

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