Talk:Thomas Custer

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Citation for Quotation[edit]

The quotation "Custer crossed the line of temporary works on the flank of the road, where his unit was confronted by a supporting battle-line. In the second line he wrested the colors from an enemy color bearer. Advancing on another standard he received a shot in the face which knocked him back on his horse. Despite his wounds, he continued his assault on the color bearer who began to fall from wounds he had also received. As he fell, the wounded Lieutenant Custer reached out to grasp this second standard of colors, bearing both off in triumph." has no citation. It was originally quoted in the article as the Medal of Honor citation but it is much more detailed than the actual citation that appears at It would seem to be an eyewitbness account and may have been published in Theophilus F. Rodenbough. Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor: some of the noble deeds for which the medal has been awarded, described by those who have won it, 1861-1866, 1886, New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons. Anthony Staunton (talk) 02:25, 20 December 2008 (UTC)