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Men with the Seventh Cavalry at the Time of the Battle

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Rafter, John J.
20 January 1851, Lansingburgh, New York

17 February 1877, Mary Madden, widow of Pvt. Hughes
John J., Ellen B., Rosalia, Leo R., Norbert, Mary M., Raymond, Leonard L., Margaret
Brushmaker
20 January 1872, Troy, New York
Sergeant, Company K
With pack train and in hilltop fight
16 January 1927, Leavenworth, Kansas
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas



Name: Ragan, Michael - alternate spelling - See Michael Reagan


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Ragsdale, John Samuel
9 December 1850, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

28 December 1877, Lois Durham (d. 10 August 1925)
14 June 1926, Verna Bell Owen (divorced after 1940)
Farmer
23 July 1872, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Private, Company A
Not present, detached service
4 December 1942, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio



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Raichel, Henry W.
About 1847, Hamilton County, Ohio
Baker
8 May 1875, Cincinnati, Ohio
Private, Company K
With pack train and in hilltop fight
30 September 1877, Snake Creek (Bear Paw Mountain) Montana
Near Bear Paw Mountain, Montana
Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Montana
Grave 1412(2)B


Name: Ramell, William - See James Wright


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Ramsey, Charles
About 1850, Mason, Michigan
Laborer
26 January 1872, Chicago, Illinois
Private, Company I
With pack train and in hilltop fight
Unknown (deserted 3 June 1879 at Fort Lincoln, D.T.)
Unknown


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Randall, George F.
October 1853, Northfield, Vermont
Farmer
15 December 1874, Boston, Massachusetts
Private, Company B
With pack train and in hilltop fight
Unknown
Unknown


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Randall, William J.
William J. Woolslayer
About 1850, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carpenter
15 September 1875, Cincinnati, Ohio
Private, Company D
In hilltop fight
30 September 1877, Snake Creek (Bear Paw Mountain) Montana
Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Montana


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Rankin, Franklin
Edward Clyde
About 1846, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Mary; two sons
Farmer
17 April 1871, St. Louis Arsenal, Missouri
Corporal, Company F
Not present, detached service at Powder River
3 January 1895, Col
umbus Barracks, Ohio
Suicide, gunshot wound to head

Unknown



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Rapp, John
1848, Wurtemburg, Germany
Tanner
29 September 1873, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private, Company G
Orderly for Lt. McIntosh
Killed during retreat from valley fight
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Body not recovered


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Rauter, John
1846, Tyrol, Switzerland
Butcher
4 October 1873, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private, Company C
Killed with Custer's Column
June 25, 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana


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Reagan, Michael (also spelled Ragan)
John Desmond
19 October 1845, Queenstown, Cobb County, Ireland
Shoemaker
8 November 1872, Boston, Massachusetts
Private, Company K
Not present, detached service
1917, Columbia Falls, Montana
Unknown


Name: Reardon, Thomas - See Thomas Murphy


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Redican, Patrick - See Patrick Coakley
Name: Red Bear, also known as Good Elk


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Red Foolish Bear
1848, Dakota Territory

Arikara
9 May 1876
Private, Indian Scout
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown



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Reed, Henry Armstrong "Autie"
27 April 1858, Monroe, Michigan

Nephew of George A.and Thomas W. Custer
Student
Civilian, not enlisted; hired 10 May 1876

Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield
Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Michigan



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Reed, John A.
January 1846, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Laborer
19 April 1871, Taylor Barracks, Louisville, Kentucky
Private, Company G
In valley and hilltop fights
21 July 1897, Fort Sisseton, South Dakota
Post Cemetery, Fort Sisseton, South Dakota
Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Montana



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Reed, William
About 1843, Baltimore, Maryland

Laborer
2 January 1867, Cincinnati, Ohio
Private, Company I
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Rees, William Henry
About 1848, Washington, Pennsylvania

Laborer
5 December 1872, St. Louis, Missouri
Private, Company E
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Reese, William
William Ruse
About 1846, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brushmaker
27 September 1873, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private, Company E
In hilltop fight
Unknown
Unknown



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Reeves, Francis M.
About 1847, Bluffton, Indiana

Farmer
7 October 1875, St. Louis, Missouri
Private, Company A
Wounded twice during retreat from valley fight
4 September 1902, Washington, D.C.
Unknown



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Reibold, Christian
About 1850, Buffalo, New York

Shoemaker
1 August 1871, Chicago, Illinois
Private, Company L
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Reid, Elwyn S.
May 1845, Greene County, New York

Carpenter
26 October 1872, Albany, New York
Private, Company D
In hilltop fight
20 August 1895, Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming
Heart Failure
Frances E. Warren Air Base Cemetery, Laramie Co., Wyoming



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Reiley, Michael
About 1851, Dunmore, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Miner
6 November 1872
Private, Company F
With pack train and in hilltop fight
1897, resided in Steubenville, Ohio
Unknown
Unknown



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Reilly, James T.
About 1845, Baltimore, Maryland

Laborer
10 August 1866, Baltimore, Maryland
Sergeant, Company E
Wounded by gunshot on Reno Hill
21 November 1880, Baltimore, Maryland
Possibly Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland



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Reilly, Michael J.
About 1851, Longford, Ireland

Soldier
8 June 1875, St. Louis Barracks, Missouri
Private, Company K
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
Unknown
Unknown



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Reily, William Van Wyck (also spelled Reilly, Riley, Reilley)
12 December 1853, Washington, D.C.

15 October 1875
Second Lieutenant, Company F
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
3 August 1877, Mount Olivet Cemetery Washington, D.C., Lot 2 West, Section R37



Name: Reinwald, Adam Karl - See Charles Brown


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Reno, Marcus Albert
15 November 1834, Carrollton, Illinois

26 December 1868
Major, Staff
Commanded Battalion & Regiment in hilltop fight
30 March 1889, Washington, D.C.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
9 September 1967, Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency, Montana



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Reynolds, Charles Alexander
20 March 1842, near Monmouth, Illinois

Scout
3 March 1876, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Guide, Quartermaster
Killed during retreat from valley fight
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



Name: Reynolds, Charles H. - See Charles Brinkerhoff


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Ricketts, Joseph K.
27 February 1850, near Morrow, Ohio

25 September 1884, Alice Williams
Bryan
Farmer
16 January 1873, Cincinnati, Ohio
Wagoner, Company M
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
26 February 1909, Dayton, Ohio
Green Castle Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Plot S2r11g18



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Rivers, John
1834, Westchester, New York

Farrier
10 September 1866, New York, New York
Farrier, Company I
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
Unknown
Unknown



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Rix, Edward
August 1850, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Railroader
1 October 1873, Chicago, Illinois
Private, Company C
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Robb, Eldorado J.
About 1850, Warren County, Kentucky

Laborer
8 January 1872, Louisville, Kentucky
Private, Company G
In valley and hilltop fights
Unknown
Unknown



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Robers, Johnathan
About 1851, Surrey County, North Carolina

Farmer
4 December 1872, Yorkville, South Carolina
Private, Company K
With pack train and in hilltop fight
1893, resided at Fort Custer, Montana
Unknown
Unknown



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Roberts, Henry
February 1850, London, England

Laborer
11 November 1872, Toledo, Ohio
Private, Company L
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



Name: Robinson, Morgan - See Michael Reilly


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Robinson, William E.
12 April 1842, County Down, Ireland

Cloth Finisher
30 September 1873, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
4 February 1928, Seattle, Washington
Unknown



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Rogers, Benjamin F.
About 1847, Lancaster, Madison County, Kentucky

Farmer
5 January 1872, Louisville, Kentucky
Private, Company G
Killed during retreat from valley fight
June 25, 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Rogers, Walter B.
1847, Washington, Pennsylvania

Clerk
6 June 1873, Boston, Massachusetts
Private, Company L
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Rollins, Richard (also spelled Rawlins)
About 1849, Breckenridge County, Kentucky

Farmer
26 November 1872, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Private, Company A
Killed during the retreat from the valley fight
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Rood, Edward
14 November 1847, Tioga County, New York

Fireman
19 September 1873, New York, New York
Private, Company E
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Rooney, James M.
About 1845, New York, New York

Gas Fitter
3 December 1867, New York, New York
Private, Company F
With pack train and in hilltop fight
5 August 1918, Yankton, South Dakota
Carcinoma of the lip
State Hospital Cemetery, Yankton, South Dakota
Grave 593 (South Dakota Human Services Center)



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Rose, Peter E.
1852, Rockford, Illinois

Cooper
28 September 1875, Chicago, Illinois
Private, Company L
With pack train and in hilltop fight
19 March 1878, deserted from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Unknown
Unknown



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Rossbury, John W.
About 1849, Rochester, New York

Salesman
26 January 1872, Rochester, New York
Private, Company I
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Roth, Francis
About 1846, Frankfurt, Germany

Brass Founder
29 March 1876, St. Louis Barracks, Missouri
Private, Company K
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
30 September 1877, Snake Creek (Bear Paw Mountain), Montana
Battlefield
Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Montana
Grave 1412(2)B



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Rott, Louis
About 1848, Bavaria, Germany

Cabinet Maker
17 January 1870, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sergeant, Company K
In hilltop fight
Unknown
Unknown



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Round Wooden Cloud
1834, Dakota Territory

Sioux
31 March 1876
Private, Indian Scout
With Reno's Column but did not cross the river
Unknown
Unknown



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Rowland, Robert
About 1843, Warsaw, Poland

Baker
7 April 1876, St. Louis, Missouri
Private, Company G
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
About 11 April 1879, near mouth of Cannonball River, North Dakota
Gunshot wound in head; apparent suicide
Unknown



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Roy, Stanislas (also spelled Stanislaus Ray)
12 November 1846, France

Teamster
20 Dec 1869, Cincinnati, Ohio
Corporal, Company A
In valley and hilltop fights
10 February 1913, Columbus Barracks, Ohio
Cancer
Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio
Grave A-183, Government Lot, Section 51



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Rudden, Patrick
1853, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey

Hatter
24 September 1875, St. Louis, Missouri
Private, Company F
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Rudolph, George A.
24 February 1854, Meuterheim, Germany

Musician
21 September 1871, Meridien, Mississippi
Private, Band
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
4 December 1924, Eddyville, New York
Unknown



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Running Wolf
1856, Fort Clark, Dakota Territory

Arikara
9 May 1876
Private, Indian Scout
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown



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Rush, Thomas H.
19 November 1841, Greenville, Ohio

Soldier
17 November 1866, St. Louis (as Thomas Morton)
Sergeant, Company D
Not present due to illness; in hospital at Fort Lincoln
13 November 1905, Elmhurst, Alameda County, California
Unknown



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Rushing Bull
1831, Dakota Territory

Arikara
9 May 1876
Private, Indian Scout
With Reno's Column but did not cross the river

Unknown
Unknown



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Russell, James Henry
January 1852, Corpus Christi, Texas

School Teacher
11 September 1873, Boston, Massachusetts
Private, Company C
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Russell, Thomas
1848, Oxford, Indiana

Laborer
5 August 1872, Chicago, Illinois
Sergeant, Company D
In hilltop fight

28 May 1926, Letterman Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco
San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California
Plot A, 1141



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Rutten, Roman (also listed as Rutler, Rullin, Bolten)
Roman Ruttenauer
13 August 1846, Baden, Germany

Catherine (Kate, b. Pennsylvania)
Emma, Anna, Amor, Rudolph, Verena, Killian
Tailor
17 July 1872, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights, wounded
on Reno Hill
16 April 1925, Leavenworth, Kansas
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas
Plot No. 252A



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Ryan, Daniel
1851, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York

Laborer
18 December 1872, New York, New York
Corporal, Company C
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Ryan, John
25 August 1845, Newton, Massachusetts

Carpenter
23 November 1866, Boston, Massachusetts
First Sergeant, Company M
In valley and hilltop fight
s
14 October 1926, West Newton, Massachusetts
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoelum, Waltham, Massachusetts, Section 7, Lot 673



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Ryan, Stephen L.
1839, Tipperary, Ireland

Elizabeth "Bessie" Lynn (d. 1891)
Stephen (died as infant)
Soldier
26 November 1869, St. Louis, Missouri
Private, Company B
With pack train and in hilltop fight

8 April 1885, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
St. Mary's Cemetery, Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota



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Ryder, Hobert
1846, New York, New York

Broker
15 September 1873, Chicago, Illinois
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
After 14 September 1893, Wheeling, West Virginia
Possible suicide (per Roman Rutten)
Unknown



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Rye, William W.
1849, Pike County, Georgia

Farmer
9 October 1875, St. Louis Barracks, Missouri
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
Unknown
Unknown

   
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