Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Thomas Ward Custer
During the exploits that earned him the second Medal of Honor he had his horse shot out from under him and was severely wounded in the face. In spite of his wounds he was determined to go back into the battle. His brother and commander George Custer, had him arrested in order to receive medical care.
Tom's army career started in the Civil War as a private in the 21st Ohio infantry he rose to brevet lieutenant colonel in the 6th Michigan cavalry at the young age of 20 and would go on to serve as captain in the 7th United States Cavalry after the Civil War.
Tom and George Custer died together on June 25, 1876 at the Legendary Battle of the
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 15, 1845.
Location. 41° 54.864′ N, 83° 23.369′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Navarre Street, on the left when traveling east on East Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monroe County Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); George Armstong Custer (here, next to this marker); Monroe County Civil War Fallen Soldiers Memorial (here, next to this marker); Norman Jonathan Hall (here, next to this marker); River Raisin Heritage Trail System (a few steps from this marker); Joyce Kilmer (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County and the Civil War / Grand Army of the Republic (a few steps from this marker); Joseph R. Smith Post No. 76 G.A.R. (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
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