Custer Homestead

Custer Homestead (HMDGM)

Location: Bowling Green, OH 43402 Wood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 25.355', W 83° 44.309'

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Near this site stood the former Custer Homestead of Emanuel and Maria Custer from 1856-1865. For two years it was the boyhood home of Captain Tom Custer, younger brother of famed General George Armstrong Custer. At age 16, Tom misled a recruiter in neighboring Gilead, Ohio about his age and enlisted in the Civil War. He later earned two Congressional Medals of Honor, the first person in history to do so, for capturing enemy flags at Namozine Church on April 3, 1865 and at Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865. His parents relocated to Monroe, Michigan during the Civil War. Tom continued serving in the Army during the Indian Wars in the West and often visited his brother Nevin in Tontogany. He, along with his brothers George and Boston, brother-in-law James Calhoun, and nephew Harry Reed, were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876.
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HM NumberHMDGM
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
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Marker Number19-87
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCuster Homestead Marker Fund and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 271155 N 4589289
Decimal Degrees41.42258333, -83.73848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 25.355', W 83° 44.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 25' 21.30" N, 83° 44' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18570 North St, Bowling Green OH 43402, US
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