Major General
George Armstrong Custer
George A. Custer
Basic Information
Born December 5, 1839
New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio
Died June 25, 1876 (aged 36)
Little Bighorn, Big Horn County, Montana
Cause/death killed in action
Buried at disputed
Spouse Elizabeth "Libby" Bacon
(1864 - 1876)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Union Army
Years/Service 1861 - 1876
Rank 20px Major General (brevet)
12px Lieutenant Colonel

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Name Branch Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
2nd Lieutenant (USA before 1917)
2nd Lieutenant [[File:
1st Lieutenant (USA)
1st Lieutenant [[File:
Captain (USA)
Captain [[File:
Major (USA)
Major [[File:
Lieutenant Colonel (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel [[File:
Colonel (USA)
Colonel [[File:
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General
Major General (USA)
Major General
O-9 Lieutenant General
O-10 General

Awards and DecorationsEdit

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Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue



American Civil War

    • Battle of Bull Run
    • Siege of Yorktown
  • Virginia Peninsular Campaign
  • Maryland Campaign
    • Battle of South Mountain
    • Battle of Antietam
    • March to Warrenton
  • Rappahannock Campaign
    • Stoneman's Raid
    • Battle of Brady Station
    • Battle of Aldie
  • Gettysburg Campaign
    • Battle of Gettysburg
    • Fight at Monterey Pass
    • Battle of Williamsport
    • Action at Culpeper (wounded)
    • Mine Run Expedition
  • Richmond Campaign
    • Battle of the Wilderness
    • Combat of Todd's Tavern
    • Raid to Haxall's Landing
    • Battle of Yellow Tavern
    • Combat at Meadow Bridge
    • Battle of Hawes's Shop
    • Battle of Cold Harbor
    • Battle of Trevillian Station
    • Skirmish at Newark
  • Shenandoah Campaign
    • Battle of Opequan
    • Battle of Winchester
    • Battle of Fisher's Hill
    • Battle of Cedar Creek
    • Battle of Fie Forks
    • Battle of Dinwiddie Courthouse
    • Battle of Sailor's Creek

Indian Wars

    • Battle of Little Big Horn





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