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Pvt Elihue Franklin Clear
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Birth: 1843
Randolph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt Clear was described as 5'6", dark blue eyes, brown hair with a dark complexion. His listed civilain occupation was farmer. Clear enlisted on Janaury 5, 1867 in Cincinnati OH. On April 1, 1867, He was assigned to Company K, 7th US Cavalry at Ft Dodge KS. During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Clear was assigned as Lt Luther Hare's orderly & was part of Maj Reno's Battation. Clear was killed during the retreat from the valley on the east side of the Little Bighorn River. He was likely first buried where his remains were found. In 1881, all known battlefield burials were removed to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

In 1998 a ring, with the letter E, was sold at an auction. The ring had been found at the bottom of the Little Bighorn River near Reno's Crossing. The ring was believed to belong to either Clear or Sgt Edward Botzer (who had also been killed during the retreat from the Valley Fight). 
 
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 Parents:
  Lurana Smiddy (1827 - 1904)
 
 Sibling:
  Elihue Franklin Clear (1843 - 1876)
  Samuel S. Clear (1845 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Oct 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16171040
Pvt Elihue Franklin Clear
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Pvt Elihue Franklin Clear
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Pvt Elihue Franklin Clear
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- Cindy Elschide
 Added: Apr. 10, 2014
Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013

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