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Pvt Darwin L. Symms
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Birth: 1852
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Private, Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

Born in Montreal, Canada, he enlisted on 25 August 1875, in Chicago, Illinois, listing his previous occupation as a Clerk. He was married on 17 August 1872, in Ossian, Iowa, to the former Isabell Smith. They had no children. At the time of his death, his wife lived in Filmore County, Minnesota. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with blue eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion. During the battle, his company was to the rear of the Custer Column, and the soldiers were all killed to the south of Last Stand Hill. Following the battle, the bodies were buried where they were found, and in 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.  
 
Burial:
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Buried in the Mass Grave
 
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Jan 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6085686
Pvt Darwin L. Symms
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Pvt Darwin L. Symms
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Pvt Darwin L. Symms
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- Dawnsie
 Added: Feb. 19, 2012
In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info
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 Added: Sep. 6, 2011

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 Added: Nov. 17, 2009
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