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Description: A statue memorial to George A. Custer. George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio on December 5, 1839. He spend much of his youth living with his half-sister in Monroe, Michigan. In 1858, he received an appointment to West Point, where he graduated last in his class. During the Civil War, he was assigned as an aid to General George McClellan. He served with distinction and moved up the ranks to the temporary rank of Brevet Brigadier General, returning to the rank of Captain after the was was over. On February 9, 1864, he was married to Elizabeth Clift Bacon. They had no children. He died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn at Little Bighorn, Montana on June 25, 1876. He was initially buried on the battlefield, but his body was later removed to the cemetery at West Point. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06560
Subjects: Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876; Memorials--Ohio; Harrison County (Ohio)
Places: New Rumley (Ohio); Harrison County (Ohio)