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Men with the Seventh Cavalry at the Time of the Battle

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Gaffney, George
1846, Cavan, County Cornan, Ireland
Soldier
22 December 1866, Fort Wallace, Kansas
Sergeant, Company I
Not present, detached service aboard the steamer Far West
22 November 1916, Washington, D.C.
27 November 1916, Soldiers' Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Section 4, Site 8017


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Gallenne, Jean Baptiste Desire
19 February 1849, L'Orient, France

9 December 1878 to Josephine Joly, Gretna, Jefferson County, Louisiana
Student
21 October 1873, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
12 February 1911, Washington, D.C.
15 February 1911, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Lot 218, Section 18B, North Side



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Galvan, James J.
16 November 1848, Liverpool, England
Laborer
29 October 1875, Fort Totten, Dakota Territory
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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Gannon, Peter
1844, Manchester, England
Laborer
14 September 1867, Fort Dodge, Kansas
Sergeant, Company B v
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana Territory
12 June 1886, Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory
Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory
27 March 1905, Custer National Cemetery, Montana
Section B, Site 1285


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Gardner, John
William Gardner
27 February 1845, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Butcher
21 October 1875, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
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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Garlick, Edward
8 May 1846, Chertsey, England
22 November 1876, Anna Ellizabeth Hahn Dose (1846-1928)
Laborer
30 May 1871, Louisville, Kentucky
First Sergeant, Company G
Not present, in England on furlough
25 January 1931, Sturgis, South Dakota
Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota, Section 1, Lot 144



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Garlington, Ernest Albert
February 20, 1853, Newberry, South Carolina
Unknown
June 15, 1876
Second Lieutenant, Company H
Not present; on leave after graduation from U.S. Military Academy
October 16, 1934, Coronado, California
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Section 3, Grave 1735-BSH



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Gebhart, Jacob Henry
James J.
Tanner
6 June 1848, Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Clerk
21 October 1875, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights; received gunshot wound in left lung on June 26
27 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana


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Gehrmann, Frederick Henry [gravestone has Gehrman]
18 November 1858, Baltimore, Maryland
Laborer
27 April 1876, St. Paul, Minnesota
Private, Company B
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
10 December 1922, Washington, D.C.
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Section 17, Grave 20,145


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Medal of HonorGeiger, George H.
1843, Cincinnati, Ohio
Teamster
22 January 1868, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Sergeant, Company H
In hilltop fight
Medal of Honor

23 January 1904, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton National Cemetery,
Dayton, Ohio
Section N, Row 20, Grave 47



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Geist, Frank Joseph
16 February 1856, Wurtzburg, Germany
Machinist
27 April 1876, St. Paul, Minnesota
Private, Company G
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
20 November 1918, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota


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George, William Montell
1850, Lexington, Kentucky
Clerk
1 May 1875, New Orleans, Louisiana
Private, Company H
In hilltop fight, gunshot wound
3 July 1876, aboard the Far West
4 July 1876, beside Yellowstone River, Montana Territory
Later in the same area on higher ground




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Gibbs, William
28 July 1845, Manchester, England
Butcher
9 February 1875, Colfax, Louisiana
Private, Company K
In hilltop fight
18 February 1934, Napa County, California
Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery, Yountville, California
Section H, Row 2, Grave 21


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Gibson, Francis Marion
14 December 1847, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

James George and Margaret Ruff Gibson
Katherine Garrett; brother-in-law of Donald McIntosh
Unknown
1 July 1872, Nashville, Tennessee
First Lieutenant, Company H
Scouting duty and hilltop fight
17 January 1919, New York, New York
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Section 1, Grave 107

Francis Marion Gibson


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Gilbert, John M.
1854, Cork, Ireland

Laborer
21 October 1875, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Private, Company A
Horse holder in valley and water party on Reno Hill
28 April 1877, near Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Unknown
Unknown



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Gilbert, Julius C.
1853, Belfort, France

Farmer
8 February 1875, Opelika, Alabama
Private, Company E
Not present, detached service with the company garden at Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Unknown
Unknown



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Gilbert, William H.
11 November 1851, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7 April 1870 to Mary E. Kittinger
Son, Rudy Kittinger Gilbert
Butcher
19 October 1873, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Corporal, 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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Gillette, David C.
185
1, Onandaga County, New York
School Teacher
22 October 1873, Fort Totten, Dakota Territory
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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Girard, Frederic Francois [Frederic Francis Girard]
14 November 1829, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri

Before 1860, Helena Catherine, a Ree Indian
15 November 1877 to Ella Scarborough Waddell
Interpreter
12 May 1876, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Interpreter, Quartermaster
Missing during valley fight; rejoined Reno on 26 June
30 January 1913, Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota
Saint Benedict's Parish Cemetery, Avon, Stearns County, Minnesota


 


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Glenn, George W.
George W. Glease
1845, Boston, Massachusetts

Painter
29 October 1875, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Private, Company H
In hilltop fight
19 September 1914, Soldiers' Home, Hampton, Virginia
20 September 1914, Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia
Plot 10637



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Godfrey, Edward Settle
9 October 1843, Kalida, Ohio

1867 Graduate, United States Military Academy at West Point
Soldier
1 February 1868, Fort Harker, Kansas
First Lieutenant, Company K
Commanded Company K during scouting and hilltop fight
25 June 1926, Attended 50th Anniversary at Crow Agency, Montana
1 April 1932, Cookstown, New Jersey
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Section 3, Lot 4175-E



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Goes Ahead
1851, Platte River

Got Plenty Sisters (d. 1934)
Pretty Shield (1856-30 April 1944)
Crow
10 April 1876
Private, Indian Scout
With Custer's Column and in hilltop fight
31 May 1919, Crow Agency, Montana
5 June 1919, Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Montana
Section A, Grave 1443



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Golden, Bernard
1842, Cavan, Ireland

Laborer
21 October 1875, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Private, Company M
In valley and hilltop fights
Shot and killed James Weeks
Unknown
Unknown



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Golden, Patrick M.
1849, Sligo, Ireland

Slater
13 February 1872, Chester, South Carolina
Private, Company D
Killed in hilltop fight
26 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
Last Stand Hill, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana



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Medal of HonorGoldin, Theodore W.
25 July 1858, Avon Township, Wisconsin,
as John Stilwell
Brakeman
27 April 1876, St. Paul, Minnesota
Private, Company G
In valley and hilltop fights
21 December 1895, Medal of Honor
25 June 1926, Attended 50th Anniversary at Crow Agency, Montana
1926, Dansman, Wisconsin
15 February 1935, King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Section 3, Lot 52, Grave 17

Theodore W. Goldin


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Good Elk
Handsome Elk and Red Bear
Wah-nee
September 1853, Fort Clark, Dakota Territory
Arikara
13 May 1876, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Private, Indian Scout
In valley fight
7 May 1934, Nishu, North Dakota
Indian Scout Cemetery, McLean County, North Dakota


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Good Face
Pretty Face, Skare'
Sca-ri'
1855, Dakota Territory
Arikara
9 May 1876, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Private, Indian Scout
With pack train
Unknown
Indian Scout Cemetery, McLean County, North Dakota


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Goose
Gauht, Gaht, Goht, Gohc
Co-st
1855, Dakota Territory
Arikara
26 April 1876, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Private, Indian Scout
In valley and hilltop fights, wounded
Unknown
Indian Scout Cemetery, McLean County, North Dakota


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Gordon, Henry
1851,
Chatham, England
Laborer
9 February 1873, Oxford, Mississippi
Private, Company M
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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Gordon, Thomas Albion
9 December 1853, Boston, Massachusetts
1892, Nellie F. Hurd of Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts
Edwin A. Gordon
Laborer
20 October 1873, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Private, Company K
In hilltop fight
21 December 1935, Chelsea, Massachusetts
Swan Dale Cemetery, Mendon, Massachusetts
Thomas Gordon


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Gorham, John
John E. Quinn
20 April 1852, Hartford, Connecticut

Blacksmith
21 October 1875, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Private, Company D
Not present, detached service at Powder River Depot guarding the wagon train
30 September 1877, wounded at Snake River Fight
26 September 1932, Brookline, Massachusetts
Unknown

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Graham, Charles
1837, County Tyrone, Ireland
Laborer
8 October 1867, Fort Reynolds, Colorado
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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Graham, Thomas Eaton
20 November 1831, Alton, Ohio
Laborer
10 December 1872, Laurenville, South Carolina
Private, Company G
In valley and hilltop fights
17 February 1907, Columbus, Ohio
19 February 1907, Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio, Section 9, Row 17, Grave 35


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Gray, John Roscoe
8 April 1855,
Aetna, Maine
Laborer
27 April 1876, St. Paul, Minnesota
Private, Company B
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
30 April 1915, Worcester, Massachusetts
Unknown



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Gray, William
1855, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Farmer
27 April 1876, St. Paul, Minnesota
Private, Company G
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana
Unknown
Unknown



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Grayson, Edward T.
Edward Wilson
1837, Providence, Rhode Island

Laborer
27 March 1874, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Private, Company G
Not present, detached service with regimental headquarters fatigue party
24 March 1881, Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island
North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island



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Green, John
Henry Gross
1850, Racine, Wisconsin

Laborer
24 February 1872, Chester, South Carolina
Private, Company D
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana, guarding wagon train
Unknown
Unknown



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Green, Joseph H.
8 August 1849, Leitrim, Ireland

Millhand
13 February 1872, Chester, South Carolina
Private, Company D
In hilltop fight
13 April 1922, Washington, D.C.
Soldiers' Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., Section L,
Grave 8534



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Green, Thomas J.
January 1854, Aurora, Illinois

Laborer
27 April 1876, St. Paul, Minnesota
Private, Company K
Not present, detached service at Powder River, Montana. Later claimed to be present.
28 January 1904, Springfield, Massachusetts
Unknown



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Gregg, William J.
5 July 1847, Baltimore, Maryland

Clerk
10 September 1866, Fort Riley, Kansas
Private, Company F
With pack train and in hilltop fight
10 December 1913, Hampton, Virginia
Hampton National Cemetery, Section A-P, Site 10513

William J. Gregg


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Griesner, Julius
1843, Neurode, Germany

Musician
14 April 1876, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Private, Band
Not present; the band remained at Powder River, Montana.
15 February 1882, Fort Lewis, Colorado
Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska
Section A, Site 696



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Griffin, Patrick
1848, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland

Laborer
9 December 1872, Charlotte, North Carolina
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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Grimes, Andrew
1847, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Laborer
21 October 1875, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory
Private, Company I
Not present, detached service at Fort Lincoln as a company gardner
Unknown
Unknown



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Gross, George H.
1845, Germany

Farmer
2 December 1872, Shelbyville, Kentucky
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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Gross, Henry - See John Green


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Guessbacher, Gabriel
1846, Bavaria
Germany
Miller
22 October 1873
Private, Company I
Not present, detached service at Powder River. Later claimed to be a survivor.
4 August 1916, Warwick, Benson County, North Dakota
Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Benson County, North Dakota



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Gunther, Julius
June 1842, Wurtemburg, Germany

Farrier
9 December 1872, Yorkville, South Carolina
Private, Company K
Not present due to illness
2 January 1902, Rock Island, Illinois
Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois

   
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