Place and date: At Sailor Creek , Va, April 1865.
Date of issue: 26
Citation: 2d Lt. Custer leaped his horse over the enemy's works
and captured 2 stands of colors. having his horse shot from under him and
receiving a severe wound.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)