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Men with the Seventh Cavalry at the Time of the Battle

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Wagon
1856, Dakota Territory
Arikara
1876
Private, Indian Scout
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown


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Wagoner, John C.
1836, New York, New York

Wagon master
1 March 1876
Chief Packer, Quartermaster
With pack train and in hilltop fight, wounded
5 May 1899, St. Paul, Minnesota
Unknown



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Walker, George P.
1852, Providence, Rhode Island
Hostler
12 December 1874
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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Walker, Robert
1853, Boston, Massachusetts
Safemaker
20 August 1875
Private, Company C
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown


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Wallace, George Daniel
29 June 1849, York County, South Carolina
Unknown
14 June 1872
Second Lieutenant, Company G
Commanding Company G; in valley and hilltop fights
29 December 1890, Wounded Knee, South Dakota
Rose Hill Cemetery, York, York County, South Carolina
George Wallace


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Wallace, John W.
December 1849, Salem, Indiana
Farmer
1 November 1872
Private, Company G
In valley and hilltop fights
Unknown
Unknown



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Wallace, Richard A.
1852, Boston, Massachusetts
Teamster
7 December 1874
Private, Company B
With pack train and in hilltop fight
25 July 1876, near mouth of Bighorn River, Montana Terr.
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Walsh, Frederick
1851, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Laborer
1 December 1872
Trumpeter, 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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Walsh, Michael John
6 June 1852, Ireland
Barber
15 June 1873
Private, Company H
Not present, confined
3 July 1932, Newark, New Jersey
Unknown



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Walsh, Thomas
1842, County Rascommon, Ireland
Soldier
21 September 1875
Private, Company F
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown


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Walter, Aloyse L.
1834, Willien, France
Soldier
1 March 1875
Private, Company H
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown


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Warner, Oscar T.
1840, Berne, Indiana
Farmer
8 October 1875
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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Warren, Amos B.
June 1849, Brooklyn, New York

Cooper
13 September 1873
Sergeant, 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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Warren, George A.
1840, Gibson County, Indiana

Carpenter
7 September 1875
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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Wasmus, Ernest
1847, Brunswick, Germany

Bookkeeper
17 December 1874
Private, Company K
In hilltop fight
Unknown
Unknown



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Watson, James
1850, Hudson, New York

Laborer
10 September 1875
Private, Company C
In hilltop fight
Unknown
Unknown



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Way, Thomas N.
1847, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Soldier
11 July 1872
Trumpeter, 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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Weaver, George
1843, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Soldier
15 March 1876
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
14 October 1886, Fort Meade, Dakota Territory
Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota
Section 1, Row 2, Grave 65



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Weaver, Henry C.
1842, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Soldier
1 May 1875
Trumpeter, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
Unknown
Unknown



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Weaver, Howard H.
January 1851, Willimantic, Connecticut

Machinist
4 November 1872
Private, Company A
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown



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Weeks, James
June 1854, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Laborer
23 August 1875
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
26 August 1877, Crow Agency, Montana Territory
Unknown



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Weihe, Henry Charles
Charles White
16 September 1847, Saxony, Germany

Sarah, widow of Benjamin Wells (died 21 November 1887; buried in Section 4,
Old Post Cemetery, Fort Meade, South Dakota)
Elmer White (died 28 November 1886; buried in Section 4, Old Post Cemetery,
Fort Meade, South Dakota)
(Unnamed) White (died 23 July 1899; buried in Section 4, Old Post Cemetery,
Fort Meade, South Dakota)
Charles Robert Hooper (died 18 March 1915; buried in Section 4, Old Post Cemetery, Fort Meade, South Dakota)
Farmer, Soldier
8 March 1876
Sergeant, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights, wounded
Later dishonorably discharged for pistol-whipping a soldier
23 October 1906, Fort Meade, South Dakota
Heart trouble
Old Post Cemetery, Fort Meade, South Dakota
Section 4, Row 7, No. 143



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Weir, Thomas Benton (or Bell)
28 September 1838, Nashville, Ohio

Student, Soldier
28 July 1866
Captain, Company D
Commanded Company D during scouting and hilltop fight
9 December 1876, Governors Island, New York
Governors Island, New York
Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Thomas B Weir


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Weiss, John
16 March 1849, Cincinnati, Ohio

Farmer
17 June 1870
Private, Company A
Not present, detached service
18 July 1927, Durango, Colorado
Greenmount Cemetery, Durango, La Plata County, Color



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Weiss, Markus
September 1846, Caban, Hungary
Soldier
27 February 1876
Private, Company G
In valley and hilltop fights
15 November 1879, Fort Meade, Dakota Territory
Compound fracture of neck from cave-in of gravel bank
Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota
Section 1, Row 3, Grave 6


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Welch, Charles H.Medal of Honor
16 March 1845, New York, New York

Laborer
3 June 1873
Private, Company D
Medal of Honor
In hilltop fight
22 June 1915, LaSalle, Colorado
Evans Cemetery, Evans, Colorado



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Wells, Benjamin J.
1843, Sangamon, Illinois

Farmer
5 December 1871
Farrier, Company G
Killed in valley fight
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Wells, John S.
1832, Rose, Ohio
Soldier
11 January 1872
Sergeant, Company E
Not present, detached service
16 July 1932, Dickinson, North Dakota
Unknown


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Wetzel, Adam
9 October 1846, St. Louis, Missouri
Tinner
5 July 1872
Corporal, Company B
With pack train and hilltop fight
20 March 1909, Bozeman, Montana
Holy Rosary Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana


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Whaley, William B.
1849, Harrison County, Kentucky
Farmer
24 September 1873
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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Whisten, John Valentine
14 February 1852, New York, New York

Laborer
22 September 1873
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
20 November 1912, Oakland, California
Unknown



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Whitaker, Alfred
1847, New Orleans, Louisiana

Blacksmith
26 September 1873
Private, Company C
With pack train and in hilltop fight, wounded
Unknown
Unknown



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White Cloud
1855, Dakota Territory

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



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White Eagle
1851, Dakota Territory

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



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White Man Runs Him
1858, Montana Territory

Crow
10 April 1876
Private, Indian Scout
With Custer's Column and hilltop fight
2 June 1929, Lodge Grass, Montana
Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Montana
Grave 1467(1007)A

White Man Runs Him


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White Swan
1851, Montana Territory

Crow
10 April 1876
Private, Indian Scout
In valley and hilltop fights, wounded
12 August 1904, Crow Agency, Montana
Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Montana
Grave 460A



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Whitlow, William
1845, Cavandish, Vermont

Barber
10 December 1872
Private, Company K
In hilltop fight
30 September 1877, Snake Creek, Montana Territory
Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana



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Whytefield, Albert
1846, Sandusky, Ohio

Painter
10 September 1866
Wagoner, Company K
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown



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Widmayer, Ferdinand
1848, Wurtemburg, Germany

Dyer
26 September 1873
Private, Company M
Not present, detached service
18 September 1913, Riverton, New Jersey
Epworth United Methodist Cemetery, Palmyra, New Jersey



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Wiedman, Charles Theodore, a/k/a Charles F. Wiedman
29 May 1855, Boston, Massachusetts

Machinist
23 September 1875
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights, wounded
15 May 1921, Oatman, Arizona
20 May 1921, Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman, Arizona
Grave 3, Lot 20, Section 7



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Wight, Edwin B.
25 December 1851, Casco, Maine

Stonemason
29 March 1876
Private, Company B
Not present, detached service
19 March 1917, Togus, Maine
Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine



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Wild, John
December 1849, Buffalo, New York

Printer
21 May 1873
Private, Company M
Killed with Custer's Column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Wilkinson, John R.
August 1847, Salem, New York

Farmer
5 January 1872
Sergeant, 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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Williams, Charles H.
1849, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Soldier
3 August 1875
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
Unknown
Unknown



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Williams, William C.
28 March 1856, Wheeling, West Virginia

Farmer
27 September 1873
Private, Company H
Wounded in hilltop fight
22 May 1919, Norfolk, Virginia
Unknown



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Williamson, Pasavan
1847, Petersburg, Ohio

Harness maker
18 April 1876
Private, Company G
Not present, detached service
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Unknown



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Wilson, George A.
1839, Madison County,
Ohio
Blacksmith
2 October 1871
Private, Company K
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown



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Windolph, Charles A.
Charles Wrangel
9 December 1851, Bergen, Germany

Joseph and Adelphina Koch Windolph
15 June 1882 to Mary Jones
16 August 1884 to Mathilda Lulow in Sturgis, D.T.
Shoemaker
23 July 1872 in Nashville, Tennessee, as Wrangel
Private, Company H
Wounded in hilltop fight; last white survivor of the battle
Medal of Honor, Purple Heart
11 March 1950, Lead, South Dakota
Senility, old age
Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota

Medal of Honor



Charles A Windolph


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Winney, Dewitt
1845, Saratoga, New York

Laborer
6 November 1872
First Sergeant, Company K
Killed in hilltop fight
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Witt, Henry N. B.
10 December 1852, Cincinnati, Ohio

Piano maker
9 December 1875
Private, Company K
Not present, detached service
5 August 1929, Santa Monica, California
Unknown



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Wood, William M.
November 1848, Grafton, New York

Farmer
11 January 1872
Farrier, Company M
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown



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Woodruff, Jerry
1848, Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania

Soldier
8 November 1875
Private, Company E
Not present, detached service
Unknown
Unknown



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Woods, Aaron Lee
1854, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laborer
2 September 1873
Private, Company B
With pack train and hilltop fight
1218 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvnia
26 March 1902, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29 March 1902, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



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Wright, James, a/k/a William Ramell
1853, Staten Island, New York
Trumpeter
1 June 1874
Trumpeter, Company H
Wounded in hilltop fight
Unknown
Unknown



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Wright, Willis B.
7 June 1859, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Laborer
25 August 1875
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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Wylie, George Washington
28 February 1848, New Orleans, Louisiana

Laborer
17 March 1873
Corporal, Company D
In hilltop fight
13 March 1931, Kansas City, Missouri
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Plot I-54



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Wyman, Henry
1840, Woburn, Massachusetts

Machinist
22 August 1873
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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Wynn, James
1836, Dublin, Ireland

Unknown
12 March 1873
Private, Company D
In hilltop fight
21 March 1892, Fort Yates, North Dakota
Fort Yates Post Cemetery, Fort Yates, Sioux County, North Dakota

   
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