Monroe, Michigan: General George Custer MemorialGeorge A. Custer was born in Ohio but grew up in 1840s Michigan. In 1910 the town honored him with a large equestrian statue of the Civil War cavalry commander. Now known mostly for his defeat and massacre in the later Indian Wars, the statue depicts Custer in a war that he survived.
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General Custer was from Monroe MI. They have a park on the river with a memorial dedicated to him.[Jess Mac, 08/18/2013]
George Custer grew up in Monroe, but his birthplace was in New Rumley, Ohio (It has a Custer statue, too). Sculpted by Edward Clark Potter and erected in 1910, the 14-foot-tall bronze in Monroe is titled, "Sighting the Enemy." It depicts a Civil War Custer, rather than an about-to-be-massacred Little Big Horn Custer.
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