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Sgt James Akers
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Birth: 1851, Ireland
Death: Aug. 3, 1881
District Of Columbia, USA

Sgt Akers was described as 5-6 tall, auburn hair, hazel eyes and fair complexion.

On February 10, 1875, Sgt Akers was assigned to Company G, 7th US Cavalry at Shreveport LA. His initial daily duties were listed as clerk with Headquarters.

Sgt Akers was present at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. At the time of the Battle he was a corporal with Company G and survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Company G had fought with Maj Reno's battalion in the Valley & Hilltop Fights.

Akers was later cited for conspicucous gallantry by another Little Bighorn survivor, Capt Frederick Benteen, for bravery in two mounted charges against Nez Perce postions at Canon Creek in MT on September 13, 1877.

Sgt Akers was medically discharge from the army for Rheumatism in his knees & ankles. He eventually died of Pythisis pulmonalis.

The following information was provided by FAG member #47003358:

Akers enlisted into the army on December 4, 1874 in Boston MA. His civilian occupation had been plasterer & was born in Kings County Ireland. Akers was admitted to the Soldier's Home in Washington DC on November 7, 1879. 
 
Burial:
US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Site 6034
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: May 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26625606
Sgt James Akers
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Sgt James Akers
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- bob tarte
 Added: Oct. 19, 2013

- charlott jones
 Added: May. 22, 2012
In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 9, 2008
 
 
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