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Boston Custer - Autie Reed

 
 
Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1891.
 
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. 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
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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. 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. Custer-Reed Plot (a few steps from this marker); George Francis Heath, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); The Old Hull Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capture of Gen. Winchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Washington Tree (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers and Sailors Park / The Civic Improvement Society of Monroe (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map 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
Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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.) 
 
Boston Custer Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. Boston Custer Gravestone
Boston Custer Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
4. Boston Custer Gravestone
Autie Reed Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 14, 2002
5. Autie Reed Grave Marker
Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou
6. Boston Custer - Autie Reed Marker
Recent addition showing the layout of the fenced in Custer family area. General Custer and his wife are buried at West Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,151 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   6. submitted on April 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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