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Elwyn S Reid
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Birth: 1845
Greene County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1895

In civilian life he was a carpenter.

He apparently was in the 17th U.S. Infantry during the Civil War, though I find no military record for him. The 17th U.S. was organized on 3 May 1861. They were assigned to Syke's Division of the 5th Corp. They suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Fredericksburg, when they were pinned down near the stone wall.

Enlisted on 26 October 1872 in Albany, New York in the 7th U.S. Cavalry. He was a private in Thomas Weir's Company D at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Weir wished permission to go to Custer's aid, but it was denied, but went forth with his troopers anyway. However, they were soon driven back to Reno Hill by the indians, where they fought the remainder of the battle.

From NARA Register of Enlistments, United States Army
Name: Reid, Elwyn S
Date of Enlistment: Jul 25, 1890 4th enlistment
Place of Enlistment: Ft D. A. Russell, Wyo
Birthplace: Green Co., NY
Age: 45y 1m
Occupation: Soldier
Eyes: Sl Blue
Hair: Lt Grey
Complexion: Ruddy
Height: 5' 10"
Regiment: 17 Inf Company: B
Remarks: Died Aug. 20/95, of Heart Failure, Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo., Artificer

Submitted by Jerry (#47207041) June 2012 
 
Inscription:
PVT
CO B.
17th U.S. INF
 
Burial:
Frances E. Warren Air Base Cemetery
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA
 
Created by: Ancestry Seeker
Record added: Mar 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25187147
Elwyn S Reid
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Elwyn S Reid
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You now ride with God's greatest troop.
- charlott jones
 Added: May. 31, 2012
Elwyn S. Reid of New York, Company D, Seventh Cavalry - In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 21, 2009
 
 
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