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Harry Armstrong "Autie" Reed
Birth: Apr. 27, 1858
Monroe
Monroe County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Western Figure. He was the nephew of General George Armstrong Custer and Thomas Custer on the 7th United States Cavalry. He influences by his uncles experiences in the American West, he, along with another uncle, Boston Custer, joined them with the 7th Cavalry as it was deployed to combat the Sioux Indians. His official assignment was as a civilian herder for the cattle herd that fed the soldiers, and he was in the baggage train on June 25, 1876 when word came back that the unit was attacking near the Little Big Horn River in Montana. He immediately galloped forward to join his uncles in the attack, and was killed on Last Stand Hill, along with all of the soldiers of Custer's Column. Had he remained with the baggage train, it is likely he would have survived the battle. He was initially buried where he fell, and in 1878, his remains were removed, to be buried at Woodland Cemetery, in Monroe, Michigan. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Reed (1824 - 1913)
  Lydia Ann Kirkpatrick Reed (1825 - 1906)
 
 Siblings:
  Marie E. Reed (1848 - 1931)*
  Lilla Belle Reed (1854 - 1858)*
  Emma Reed Calhoun (1856 - 1943)*
  Harry Armstrong Reed (1858 - 1876)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Monroe
Monroe County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 05, 2002
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