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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Boston Custer - Autie Reed
 
Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker
 
Inscription. Gen. George A. Custer's brother, Boston, and his nephew, Harry (Autie) Armstrong Reed, accompanied the ill-fated Little Big Horn Expedition into Montana as civilian Quartermaster employees. While at the rear of the cavalry column they learned Gen. Custer had sent back an order for ammunition. Anticipating an Indian battle and eager to take part, they rushed forward to join the fighting.

Both died with the 7th Cavalry on June 25, 1876, and were buried on the battlefield. The family arranged their reburial here, January 8, 1878.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 54.461′ N, 83° 23.478′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Jerome Street 0.2 miles south of East 4th Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in Woodland Cemetery in central Monroe, in the heart of a residential neighborhood. To get there go to the intersection of Jerome Street and east 4th Street and turn south onto Jerome Street, then continue for about half a block and Jerome Street empties into the entrance of this central city neighborhood cemetery. Once in the cemetery, bear to your left and look for the small green directional signs that point the way to the Custer family plot. When you see a cluster of graves and a historical marker within a black metal fence, you have reached the site. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
 
Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker
View of historical marker within the fenced in Custer family plot at the cemetery. The tall stone gravestone, immediately behind the front fence, in the center of the picture belongs in part to Boston Custer along with the smaller gravestone to the right.
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Hull Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capture of Gen. Winchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); Death of Col. John Allen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. Francis Navarre (approx. half a mile away); A Storied Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Monroe County Since 1817 (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Boston 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 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Henry Armstrong Reed. 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 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 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 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. This web link is provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Boston Custer Gravestone Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. Boston Custer Gravestone
 

5. 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 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Boston Custer Gravestone Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
4. Boston Custer Gravestone
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,958 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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