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John Jordan Crittenden, III
Birth: Jun. 7, 1854
Russellville
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

United States Army Officer. Served as a Lieutenant temporarily attached to Company L in the 7th United States Cavalry. He was killed on Calhoun Hill during the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. He had suffered an eye wound less than a year before, and had to have his eye replaced with a glass one. It was this prosthetic eye that helped identify his remains after the battle. A year later his remains were exhumed and moved to a permanent place on Calhoun Hill, in accordance with the wished of his father, Colonel Thomas Crittenden, who wanted his son to remain with his men. However, in 1931 they were removed once more to the Custer National Battlefield Cemetery in 1931 when a road was being built nearby to accommodate tourists. (Additional Info by Russ Dodge). (bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Leonidas Crittenden (1819 - 1893)
  Catherine Lucy Todd Crittenden (1822 - 1895)
 
 Siblings:
  Maria Crittenden*
  Annie Crittenden*
  John Jordan Crittenden (1854 - 1876)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Section A Site 601-A
 
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Record added: Dec 05, 2002
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- R I P
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
Rest in peace soldier. You came from a proud Kentucky family. Your honor and courage continued to carry on through your lineage.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
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