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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Major-General George Armstrong Custer

 
 
Major-General Georgw Armstrong Custer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. Major-General Georgw Armstrong Custer Marker
Inscription. Born in New Rumley, Ohio, George A. Custer grew up in Monroe in the home of his half-sister, Mrs. David Reed. February 9, 1864, in the Presbyterian Church here, he married Libbie Bacon, only daughter of Judge Daniel S. Bacon.

During the Civil War, he received six brevets and was made Major-General before he was 26 years old, a rare distinction.

From 1866 until his death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, General Custer commanded the famous Seventh Cavalry Regiment, leading them in scouting and Indian fighting throughout Kansas and the Dakota Territory.

The statue of General Custer, created by Edward C. Potter was erected by the State of Michigan, unveiled by Mrs. Elizabeth B. Custer and dedicated by President William Howard Taft, June 4, 1910.

The statue was rededicated September 3, 1955 by the First Cavalry Division of which Custer's Seventh Cavalry Regiment was a part.

 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 55.099′ N, 83° 23.808′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of West Elm Avenue and North Monroe Street (Michigan Highway 50), on the right when traveling east on West Elm Avenue. Click for map
Major-General Georgw Armstrong Custer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. Major-General Georgw Armstrong Custer Marker
. This historical marker is located in downtown Monroe, on the southwest corner of the intersection of Monroe Street and Elm Street, along the northern bank of the River Raisin. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General George A. Custer (a few steps from this marker); George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception (within shouting distance of this marker); First American Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic River Raisin (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Trading Post (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Armstrong Custer. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. This web link is provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. George Armstrong Custer. The Official George Armstrong Custer website by Joseph Topinka, Living History and Civil War Reenacting in Honor of the little bighorn and George Armstrong Custer. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,558 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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