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Benjamin Hubert Hodgson
Birth: Jun. 30, 1848
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

United States Army Officer. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1870, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company B of the 7th United States Cavalry under famed cavalry officer Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer. He was acting as adjutant to the portion of the regiment under command of Major Marcus Reno at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and was killed while crossing a ford. A popular officer, his body was recovered while under fire (Sergeant Benjamin C. Criswell of Company B was awarded a Medal of Honor for this feat). He was first buried on the Battlefield, but was removed to Philadelphia by his family. His watch (determined from its inscription) was found in Sitting Bull's campsite and was given to General William P. Carlin, who returned it to the family. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 10, Lot 126
 
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Record added: Jan 23, 2001
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Benjamin Hubert Hodgson
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Benjamin Hubert Hodgson
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Benjamin Hubert Hodgson
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-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014
Thinking of you today cousin, please watch over my grandaughter as she is in heaven with you.....
- Becky
 Added: Jul. 24, 2013
Lt. Hodgson, you died 137 years plus one day ago. You are remembered. Rest in eternal peace with the angels forever, sir.
- sjm
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013
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