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Birth: 1851
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Private, Company H, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was killed, along with General George A. Custer and most of the regiment, during the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

The son of John W. and Eliza Meador, he enlisted on January 19, 1872 at the age of 23, in Lexington, Kentucky, giving his previous occupation as farmer. He had brown eyes, brown hair, a ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches tall. In a letter dated March 25, 1876, to his sister, he indicated that he intended to return home at the completion of his enlistment and the end of the 1876 campaign. He never made it back home. During the battle, his company was assigned to Captain Benteen's column, and they joined with Reno's column for a defensive position on top of Reno's Hill, where they fought off the Indians for two days and nights. He was killed while laying next to Private Charles Windolph, during the hilltop fight. His mother, Eliza, received a pension of $8 per month for the remainder of her life, dying on September 11, 1889.
 
 
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: Jan 07, 2006
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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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