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Capt. Thomas Ward Custer
Capt. Thomas Ward Custer

Thomas Ward Custer (March 15, 1845June 25, 1876) was the younger brother of George Armstrong Custer. He was born in New Rumley, Ohio, the son of Emanuel and Maria Custer. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 at age 16, and fought in the early campaigns of the American Civil War. He became his brother's aide-de-camp and accompanied him throughout the latter part of the war. Image File history File links TomCuster. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... George Armstrong Custer George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839–June 25, 1876) was an United States Army cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. ... New Rumley, Ohio is famous for being the birthplace of George Armstrong Custer. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America between the United States of America, called the Union and the Confederate States of America, a new nation formed by 11 seceding states. ... An aide-de-camp (French: camp assistant) is a personal assistant, secretary, or adjutant to a person of high rank, usually a senior military officer or a head of state. ...


Tom Custer distinguished himself by winning successively the brevets of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, although he was barely twenty years of age when the Civil War ended. He was awarded two Medals of Honor during the war for capturing Confederate regimental flags (at Namozine Church on April 3, 1865, and at Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865). He was one of only four Civil War soldiers or sailors to receive the dual honor, and one of just nineteen in history. In the US military, brevet referred to a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but usually without receiving the pay of that higher rank. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ... Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... The Battle of Namozine Church was a minor engagement on April 3, 1865, in Amelia County, Virginia during the American Civil Wars Appomattox Campaign. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Battle of Saylers Creek Conflict American Civil War Date April 6, 1865 Place Amelia, Prince Edward & Nottoway Counties, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Saylers Creek (also known as Sailors Creek, Hillsman Farm, or Lockett Farm) was fought April 6, 1865, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia, in... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Custer was appointed first lieutenant in the 7th Cavalry in 1866. He was wounded in the Washita campaign of the Indian Wars, in 1868. He later served on Reconstruction duty in South Carolina, and participated in the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873 and the Black Hills Expedition of 1874. He was appointed captain in 1875, and participated in the arrest of the Lakota Rain-in-the-Face for murder at the trading post at Standing Rock Agency, and was the commanding officer of Company C of the 7th. During the Little Bighorn campaign of 1876 he served as aid-de-camp to Lt. Col. George A. Custer and fell with his brother. Lieutenant Henry Harrington actually led Company C during the battle. It was widely rumored that Rain-in-the-Face, who had escaped from captivity and was a participant at the Little Bighorn, had cut out Tom Custer's heart as revenge. This tale seems apocryphal. Tom Custer was buried on the battlefield, but exhumed the next year and reburied in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. 7th Cavalry Regiment Coat of Arms 7th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia The 7th United States Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army cavalry regiment, whose lineage traces back to the mid-19th century. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... The Battle of Washita occurred on November 27, 1868 when George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle’s Cheyenne village on the Washita River (near present day Cheyenne, Oklahoma). ... An 1899 chromolithograph of U.S. cavalry pursuing American Indians, artist unknown. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... In United States history, reconstruction was the period after the American Civil War when the states of the breakaway Confederacy were reintegrated into the United States of America. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Rain-in-the-Face (also known as Ito-na-gaju or Exa-ma-gozua) (c. ... Combatants Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, Arapaho (4) United States Commanders Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse Lt. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Rain-in-the-Face (also known as Ito-na-gaju or Exa-ma-gozua) (c. ...


References

  • U.S. Army Medal of Honor citations

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Custer, George Armstrong (3107 words)
Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio, to Emanuel Henry Custer (1806-1892), a farmer and flsmith, and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick (1807-1882).
Custer spent much of his boyhood living with his half-sister and his brother-in-law in Monroe Michigan, where he attended school and is now honored by a statue in the center of town.
Custer was offered command of the 10th U.S. Cavalry (known as the Buffalo Soldiers) with the rank of full colonel, but turned the command down in favor of a lieutenant colonelcy of the 7th U.S. Cavalry and was assigned to that unit at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Thomas Custer : Freebase - The World's Database (249 words)
Thomas Ward Custer (March 15,1845 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery during the American Civil War.
He was a younger brother of George Armstrong Custer, perishing with him at Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory.
Tom Custer distinguished himself by winning successively the brevets of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, although he was barely twenty years of...
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