Custer, Thomas W, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain (Cavalry)
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last MOS Group
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1875-1876, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1861 - 1876

Cavalry

Captain (Cavalry)


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1845
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Rumley
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 25, 1876
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Montana
Conflict
Indian Wars (US)
Location of Interment
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Medal of HonorIndian War Fallen
  1865, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1876, Indian War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
Union Army7th Cavalry Regiment
  1861-1864, 21st Ohio Infantry
  1864-1865, 6th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
  1866-1875, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
  1875-1876, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1861-1865 Civil War
  1864-1864 Atlanta Campaign (1864)/Battle of Atlanta 22 July 1864
  1865-1891 Indian Wars (US)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Capt. Thomas Custer served during the Civil War and continued his Army service up until his death.

In June 1876, he led Company C, 7th Cavalry Regiment.  He was killed during the fighting at the Little Big Horn.  His remains, initially buried on site, were exhumed and reinterred at Fort Levenworth, Kansas.
   
Comments/Citation
Note:  Biography located at
https://www.nps.gov/libi/learn/historyculture/capt-tom-custer.htm
   
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