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Pvt Samuel S. Shade
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Birth: 1847
Jonestown
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Private, Company C, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, along with all of the soldiers in that column.

He enlisted on 3 August 1875, in Baltimore, Maryland, giving his previous occupation as School Teacher. He had blue eyes, light hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 9 inches tall. Assigned to Company C under Captain Tom Custer, he was killed in action near Last Stand Hill, along with all of the soldiers of Custer's Column, and was initially buried where he fell. In 1878, the bodies of the soldiers were removed from their field burials and reinterred in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, where his body remains today. He was not married.
 
 
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: Aug 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7805636
Pvt Samuel S. Shade
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Pvt Samuel S. Shade
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Pvt Samuel S. Shade
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Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
 
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In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 5, 2010

- gaby hayes
 Added: Jun. 25, 2007
Rest in peace, soldier. You are not forgotten.
- Kit and Morgan Benson
 Added: Aug. 29, 2003
 
 
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