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Pvt Christian Madsen
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Birth: Feb., 1848, Denmark
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt Madsen was born at Kjerteminde Denmark. He enlisted into the US Army at Cleveland OH on August 24 1872. He was described as 5'11", blue eys, light hair with a fair complexion. His listed civilian occupation was tanner.

On December 1, 1872, Madsen reported for duty at Louisville KY & was assigned to Company F, 7th US Cavalry. His daily duties were listed at Quartermaster Laborer.

During the Yellowstone Expedition Madsen was diagnosed with with acute dysentery. On September 13, 1873, he was transported on the supply steamship Josephine to the post hospital at Ft Lincoln in the Dakota Territory.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company F was attached to the LTC George Armstrong Custer's battalion. Madsen was killed sometime during the fighting.

Two days after the battle most of Company F was found on Last Stand Hill & the area between Last Stand Hill & the Little Bighorn River.

Madsen's unidentified remains were likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill 
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Aug 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20849605
Pvt Christian Madsen
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Pvt Christian Madsen
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Pvt Christian Madsen
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- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 13, 2010
In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 3, 2010
 
 
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