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CUSTER, THOMAS

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First Award Capture of flag on 3 April 1865. 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Lieutenant Colonel) Company B, 6th Michigan Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio

Citation

First Award Capture of flag on 3 April 1865. 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.