BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE! SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORK!!
Over the years there have been a ton of movies and TV series and documentaries and book after book about the life and times of General Armstrong Custer. And his and the famous 7th Cavalry’s demise at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. As brash and foolhardy as Armstrong Custer was, none dispute his bravery and immense courage in battle. But how many of you have ever heard of his brother Thomas Ward Custer, who also fought and died bravely at the Battle of the Little Big Horn?
Well, if you’re going to talk about bravery and immense courage, perhaps you need look no further than to Armstrong’s younger brother Tom Custer. During the American Civil War Tom Custer not only won the Medal of Honor, he won two of them! In fact, of the 19 individuals in history so honored, Tom was the first to win two Congressional Medals of Honor. And he won both of them in major Civil War battles three days apart! Though suffering numerous life-threatening wounds and having to slay hundreds of Confederate soldiers during both engagements, his actions were the turning point that led to victory for the North in both battles.
These and other amazing acts of valor by Tom Custer during and after the Civil War are too epic and long to recount here. But visit this site (http://custerlives.com/custer9.htm) and you will be astounded by the courageous exploits of one who deserves the title: “Bravest of the Brave.”
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“Tom should have been the general, and I the lieutenant.”
–General Armstrong Custer