Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General George A. Custer
Graduated U.S. Military Academy, June 1861.
Brigadier General Volunteers June 29, 1863.
Brevet Major General Volunteers Oct., 1864.
Commanded Michigan Brigade of cavalry at Battle of Gettysburg, and 3rd Division of Sheridan's Cavalry Corps.
Major General Volunteers April, 1865.
Commanded Division of Cavalry Mexican Border, 1865-6.
Brevetted through all grades from major to major general regular army for distinguished services at Gettysburg, Yellow Tavern, Winchester, Fishers Hill, Five Forks, and Appomattox.
Lieutenant Colonel 7th U.S. Cavalry, July 1866, which he commanded in Indian Campaigns 1867-1876, including Battle of the Washita, 1868; Expedition in Staked Plains, 1869; Yellowstone Expedition, 1873; Black Hills Exploration, 1874.
Killed with his whole detachment, at Battle of the Little Bighorn, June 25, 1876.
Location. 41° 55.093′ N, 83° 23.805′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Monroe Street (State Highway 50) and West Elm Street, on the right when traveling south on North Monroe Street. Touch for map. 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. Major-General George Armstrong Custer (a few steps from this marker); George Armstrong Custer (a few steps from 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). Touch for a list and map 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Heroes • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian •
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