CUSTER, THOMAS W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Place and date:   At Sailor Creek , Va, April 1865.

Date of issue:   26 May 1865.

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.

First Award

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)