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Captain Thomas Custer Camp # 4
Oklahoma Department

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma

Thanks to Walt Cross for the images

Captain Thomas W. Custer

Camp Officers
John Lehr - Commander
John Williams - Sr. Vice Commander
Greg George - Jr. Vice Commander
Bob Chada - Past Camp Commander - Secretary/Treasurer
John Lehr - Past Camp Commander - Graves Registration Officer
- Camp Historian
- Camp Council

Captain Thomas W. Custer
The most decorated soldier of the Civil War. Either
side of him is the Civil War version of the Medal of Honor.
Received the Medal of Honor not once, but twice during the Civil War. In his ten years as a frontier cavalry officer in the 7th United States Cavalry, he campaigned in the Indian Territory on more than one occasion. Captain Custer died June 25th, 1876 at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This SUVCW camp webpage is named for him in memory of the excellent service he gave to his country.
For more information see Tom Custer

The Medal of Honor

The Civil War Medal of Honor was the Union's recognition of military valor and the first medal awarded to U.S. servicemen since the end of the American Revolution. A silver flying eagle grasps a bronze five-pointed star with a circle inside. The medal is supported by a red, white, and blue suspension ribbon attached to a silver bar, embossed with the shield of the United States of America.

The Purpose of the Captain Tom Custer Camp

The camp is intended to remember and honor the men who served in the Civil War and to preserve the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic. Many members have ancestors that served both in the Union and Confederate armies. Additionally, the camp is intended to be an historical society, a focus point for those individuals who have an interest in the Civil War as well as other aspects of American history.


Membership is open to all male descendants, whether through lineal or collateral line, not less than fourteen years old, who are blood kin of soldiers, sailors, marines, or members of the Revenue Cutter Service, who were regularly mustered and served honorably in, or who were honorably discharged from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the USA during the War of the Rebellion 1861-65 and who have never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime, or who have never voluntarily borne arms against the Government of the United States of America.

Associate memberships are available to those who have not or cannot document a Union soldier ancestor, but who are still interested in the Civil War.

Camp Meetings

All Meetings are held at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum located at 406 East Oklahoma Avenue, Guthrie at 10:00 a.m. the 3rd Saturday of each month.

We welcome the public and prospective new camp members at all our meetings! We welcome cyber memberships!

Texas Commandery MOLLUS

Graves Registration Project

Camp Insignia

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