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Pvt John Edward Mitchell
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Birth: 1842
County Galway, Ireland
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Private, Company I, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was killed, along with General George A. Custer and most of his unit, at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

He enlisted on September 14, 1866, in Company I, 7th US Cavalry, and was discharged on September 14, 1871, upon expiration of his term of service, as a Sergeant. He reenlisted the same day, in Bagdad, Kentucky. He had blue eyes, brown hair, a ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet, 6 1/4 inches tall. He married Catherine Agnes Clemens on April 28, 1872, in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Their marriage certificate lists her name as Kate Hughes, the surname of her stepfather. They had two children: Anna (born December 9, 1874), and Catherine (born October 25, 1876). During the 1876 Sioux Campaign, his company was assigned to the Reno column, and he crossed the river with Major Reno. Just prior to Reno's attack on the Indians, Reno dispatched Mitchell to carry a message to Custer, then remain with Custer's column, where he was killed. He was killed in the afternoon of the first day of the three day battle. After the battle, the dead soldiers were buried where they had fallen, and a year later, the bodies were dug up and reburied in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.
 
 
Burial:
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Mass Grave on Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Dec 31, 2005
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Pvt John Edward Mitchell
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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
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