"Tom should have been the General: Tom Custer"


Manuscript Sources

Thomas W. Custer, Military Records (National Archives, Washington DC).

Warner, Liberty P., Letters on the web site of the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green, Ohio: <http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ms0624.html>.

Books and Pamphlets

Barnet, Louise, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer (Henry Holt, 1996).

Bird, Roy [C., (Jr)], In His Brother's Shadow: The Life of Thomas Ward Custer (Turner Publishing Company, 2002).

Calkins, Chris M., The Appomattox Campaign: March 29 - April 9, 1865 (Combined Books, 1997).

Cleaves, Freeman, Rock of Chickamauga: The Life of General George H. Thomas (1948, University of Oklahoma Press reprint 1985).

Cox, Kurt Hamilton, Custer and his Commands: From West Point to Little Bighorn (Greenhill Books, 1999).

Cozzens, Peter, No Better Place to Die: The Battle of Stones River (University of Illinois Press, 1990).

Custer, Boston, and Tom O'Neil (ed.), Letters from Boston Custer (Arrow and Trooper, 1993).

Custer, Elizabeth B., Boots and Saddles (1885, University of Oklahoma Press reprint 1961).

Custer, Elizabeth B., Following the Guidon (1890, Bison Book reprint 1994).

Custer, Elizabeth B., Tenting on the Plains (1893, University of Oklahoma Press reprint 1994).

Custer, Elizabeth B., and Arlene Reynolds, The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer (University of Texas Press, 1994).

Custer, George Armstrong, My Life on the Plains (1874, University of Oklahoma Press reprint 1962).

Day, Carl F., Tom Custer: Ride to Glory (Arthur H. Clark Company, 2002).

Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (1908, Guild Press reprint 1996).

Fox, William F., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War 1861-1865 (1889, Guild Press reprint 1996).

Frost, Lawrence A., The Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer (University of Oklahoma Press, 1968).

Frost, Lawrence A., The Custer Album: A Pictorial Biography of General George A. Custer (University of Oklahoma Press, 1964).

Graham, W.A., The Custer Myth: A Sourcebook of Custeriana (1953, Stackpole Books reprint 1995).

Husby, Karla Jean (compiler), and Eric J. Wittenberg (ed.), Under Custer's Command: The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery (Brassey's, 2000).

Kidd, J.H., Riding with Custer: Recollections of a Cavalryman in the Civil War (1909, University of Nebraska Press reprint 1997).

Korn, Jerry, Pursuit to Appomattox: The Last Battles (Time-Life Books, 1987).

Longacre, Edward G., Custer and his Wolverines: The Michigan Cavalry Brigade 1861-1865 (Combined Publishing, 1997).

McDonough, James Lee, Stones River: Bloody Winter in Tennessee (University of Tennessee Press, 1980).

Merington, Marguerite, The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth (1950, University of Nebraska Press reprint 1987).

Reedstrom, E. Lisle, Custer's 7th Cavalry: From Fort Riley to the Little Big Horn (Sterling Publishing Co., 1992).

Tucker, Glenn, Chickamauga: Bloody Battle in the West (1961, Morningside reprint 1992).

Urwin, Gregory J. W., Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer (University of Nebraska Press, 1983).

U.S. War Department, War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington DC, 1880-1901, Guild Press reprint 1996).

Wert, Jeffry D., Custer: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer (Simon & Schuster, 1996).

Wittenberg, Eric J. (ed.), One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry (Kent State University Press, 2000).


Thomas W. Custer, Service Record, Garry Owen Tid Bits VII (1993).

Bates, Delevan, "Death of Col. Tom Custer", The Otsego Republican, May 25, 1895.

Bird, Roy C. (Jr), "Young Tom Custer's dash, courage - and rashness - mirrored that of his older brother George", America's Civil War, January 2003, pp.12,14,16.

Broome, Jeff, "Armstrong...I've got my flag", The Guidon, Vol.3, No.1 (October 1999), p.24.

Callaghan, James, "Fun-Loving Tom Custer Won Two Medals of Honor", The Tombstone Epitaph, Vol.CXV, No.6 (June 1995), pp.1, 7-9; No.7 (July 1995), pp.10-12.

Custer, Elizabeth B., "A Beau Sabreur", Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor, ed. Theodore F. Rodenbough (Putnam, 1887); reprinted in Garry Owen Tid Bits VII (1993), pp.15-23.

Custer, Thomas W., Selected Letters, Garry Owen Tid Bits VII (1993).

Day, Carl F., "If You Want to Know...", Greasy Grass (Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association), Vol.9 (May 1993), pp.2-10.

Day, Carl F., "The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Ward Custer", The Guidon, Vol.3, No.1 (October 1999), pp.27-28.

Day, Carl F., "Tom Custer - 'Banners of Glory'", The Guidon, Vol.3, No.1 (October 1999), pp.22-23.

Duke, R.T.W., "Burning of Richmond", Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol.25 (Jan-Dec 1897), pp.134-138.

Freidel, Michael, "The Boy General's Brother: Perceptions of Thomas Ward Custer as Seen Through the Eyes of George Custer's Biographers", Papers of the 32nd Annual Dakota History Conference (Center for Western Studies, Sioux Falls, 2000), pp.182-199.

Hatch, Thom, Entry for "Thomas Ward Custer", Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn: An Encyclopedia (McFarland & Company Inc, 1997), pp.56-59.

Heitman, Francis B., Entry for "Thomas Ward Custer", Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Vol.1 (1903), p.348.

Horn, W. Donald, "Tom Custer's Civil War Wounds Considered", Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter, Vol.24, No.3 (April 1995), p.6.

Levstik, Frank, "Our Brother Tom: Thomas W. Custer", Timeline (Ohio Historical Society), Vol.7, No.4 (Aug/Sept 1990), pp.32-39.

Moody, William E., with Joseph E. Moody, "Soldier of Valor" (Edward S. Godfrey), Research Review: The Journal of the Little Big Horn Associates, Vol.15, No.1 (Winter 2001), pp.12-30.

O'Neil, Alice (ed.), "Emma to Tom Custer", Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter, Vol.XXXIII, No.8 (Oct 1999), p.8.

O'Neil, Tom, "The Heroes in Washington", Garry Owen Tid Bits VII (1993), pp.8-11.

O'Neil, Tom, "Tom Custer: The Other Custer", Blackpowder Annual 1997 (Dixie Gun Works), pp.76-80; reprinted with slight amendments as "Soldiers: Only one of two men ever to win the Medal of Honor twice, Tom Custer was more than a match for his older brother", Military Heritage, February 2001, pp.12-16.

Padilla, Lyle F., and Raymond J. Castagnaro, "Blown Opportunities: The Portrayal of Thomas Ward Custer on Film", The Guidon, Vol.3, No.1 (October 1999), p.14.

Reichley, John A., "The 'Unknown' Custer", Military Review, Vol.64 (May 1984), pp.72-75.

Robinson, Charles M., III, "The Death of Tom Custer: Recipient of Two Medals of Honor, Tom Custer Died Alongside Brother George", Wild West, Vol.9, No.1 (June 1996).

Warner, Liberty P., "Tenting With Tom: Descriptives of life for a private soldier in the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment", The Guidon, Vol.3, No.1 (October 1999), pp.25-26.

Copyright (c) 2000, 2003 Rosemary Pardoe. Last altered June 3, 2003.

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