War Between The States We are very pleased to offer for sale an extremely rare cdv photograph of Lieutenant Tom Custer, who was killed at the Little Big Horn with his brother George A. Custer and members of the 7th Cavalry.
News-Antique.com - May 19,2010 - War Between The States is very pleased to offer for sale an extremely rare cdv photograph of Lieutenant Tom Custer, who was killed at the Little Big Horn with his brother George A. Custer and over 200 troopers of the 7th U.S. Cavalry. This image comes out of a fantastic collection of Civil War photography that will be continued to be offered in the coming months at: www.warbetweenthestates.com
Thomas W. Custer:
Awarded 2 Medals of Honor during the Civil War!
(1845-76) The younger brother of the flamboyant Civil War General George A. Custer. Thomas enlisted as a 16 year old private on Sept. 2, 1861, and was mustered into Co. H, 21st Ohio Infantry. He served with this regiment until Oct. 10, 1864, when he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, in the 6th Michigan Cavalry, having seen action at such places as Bowling Green, Ky., Huntsville, Ala., Nashville, Stone's River, Tullahoma, Missionary Ridge, and in the Atlanta campaign. He was assigned as aide-de-camp to his brother George, and served with him throughout the remainder of the war. Tom distinguished himself by being awarded the brevets of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, as well as earning two Medals of Honor; the first for Namozine Church, and the second for Sayler's Creek. He was one of only four men to receive two Medals of Honor during the Civil War! He was commissioned 1st lieutenant, 7th U.S. Cavalry, on July 28, 1866, and was wounded in action in 1868 during the Washita campaign. He saw action in the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873, and the Black Hills Expedition of 1874. Promoted to captain in 1875, he was appointed commander of Co. C, 7th U.S. Cavalry. He served as aide-de-camp for his brother during the Black Hills War, and was killed in action on June 25, 1876, in the battle of the Little Big Horn, along with his brother Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, and over 200 men of the 7th U.S. Cavalry.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite (cdv) photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view pose. Beautiful ink identification on the front, Thos. Custer, Lt. 7th Cavalry. No b/m. There is a 2 cents orange revenue tax stamp on the reverse which has been cancelled with initials written in ink. This view dates to the summer of 1866 when Tom Custer was commissioned 1st lieutenant in the 7th U.S. Cavalry. Excellent condition. Extremely rare and desirable!
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