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George Armstrong Custer

Major General

 

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George Armstrong Custer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
1. George Armstrong Custer Marker
Inscription.
George A. Custer
Lt. Col. 7th Cavalry
Bvt. Maj. Gen. U.S. Army
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Born
December 5th 1839, Harrison Co. Ohio
Killed
with his entire command
in the
Battle
of
“Little Big Horn”
June 25th 1876.

 
Location. 41° 23.993′ N, 73° 58.055′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Washington Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the West Point Cemetery, Section 27, Row A, Grave 1. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winfield Scott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Dent Grant (about 400 feet away); Wood Monument (about 400 feet away); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away); The Cadet Monument (about 500 feet away); Margaret Corbin (about 700 feet away); The Old Cadet Chapel (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Margaret Corbin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Information about George A. Custer. (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. George Custer Home Page.
George Armstrong Custer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
2. George Armstrong Custer Marker
Custer was originally buried where he fell on the Little Big Horn Battlefield. His remains were later moved to the cemetery at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
(Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1. George Armstrong Custer Statue
The George Armstrong Custer Monument was originally erected in 1879 near the United States Military Academy's headquarters building, and included a bronze statue of Custer holding a saber and pistol. Many people, including Custer’s widow and several officers who knew him, did not care for the likeness of the statue, and it was removed after just five years and returned to sculptor Stanford White in New York City. The bust of the statue was supposed to be removed and displayed at the West Point Library, but after Stanford White’s controversial murder in 1906, the statue disappeared. The granite pedestal was eventually moved in 1910 to Custer’s gravesite in West Point Cemetery. The current obelisk was added in 1965.
    — Submitted April 26, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.

 
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Rear of Custer Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. Rear of Custer Memorial
Custer Memorial at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Custer Memorial at West Point
George Armstrong Custer Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. George Armstrong Custer Memorial
Relief of Gen. Custer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Relief of Gen. Custer
A bronze bas relief of Gen. George Custer appears on the front of the memorial.
Bison / Indian Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
7. Bison / Indian Relief
A relief of Indians and a bison appear on both sides of the monument.
Grave of Elizabeth Bacon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
8. Grave of Elizabeth Bacon
Custer's wife is laid to rest next to the monument.
Custer's Original Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
9. Custer's Original Burial Site
George Armstrong Custer was originally buried where he fell on the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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