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Famous Gravesites and Epitaphs General Custer

About the final resting place of General George Custer including location, gravestone description and epitaph.

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GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, U.S. soldier, 1839-1876

Where Buried: U.S. Military Academy Cemetery, West Point, N.Y.

Gravestone: A 6-ft. granite shaft mounted on a 6-ft. granite pedestal with four bronze medallions of: Custer leading troops; bison; Indian weapons; and epitaph.

Epitaph: "Brevet Major General United States Army born December 5, 1839, in Harrison County, Ohio. Killed with his entire command at the Little Big Horn June 25, 1876."

Amen: Originally buried on battlefield site, Custer Battlefield National Monument near Hardin, Mont. Casket removed to West Point in 1877.

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