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Diane Merkel

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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, widow of Pvt. Hughes
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

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


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Rankin, Franklin
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
19 October 1845, Queenstown, 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


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
About 1850, 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.
About 1845, Greene County, New York

Carpenter
26 October 1872, Albany, New York
Private, Company D
In hilltop fight
20 August 1895, Fort 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
Unknown



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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
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.
Washington, D.C.
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

Farmer
16 January 1873, Cincinnati, Ohio
Wagoner, Company M
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
26 February 1909, Dayton, Ohio
Unknown



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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 For 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
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
State Hospital Cemetery, Yankton, South Dakota



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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), MT
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
Gunshot wound in head; apparent suicide
Unknown



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Roy, Stanislas
November 12, 1846, France

Teamster
20 Dec 1869, Cincinnati, Ohio
Corporal, Company A
In valley and hilltop fights
10 February 1913, Columbus Barracks, Ohio
Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio



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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
13 August 1846, Baden, Germany

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

Soldier
26 November 1869, St. Louis, Missouri
Private, Company B
With pack train and in hilltop fight

8 April 1885, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
Unknown



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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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