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Pvt Joseph Monroe
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Birth: 1851
Lorraine, France
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Private, Company F, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was killed, along with General George A. Custer and most of his unit, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

He enlisted on September 14, 1875, at age 24, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had brown eyes, black hair, a dark complexion, and was 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches tall. He was sentenced to confinement at hard labor and loss of $10 per month for four months, as per General Court Martial Order 8, Dept. of Dakota, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 20, 1876. Reason for the court-martial was not given. During the battle, his company was assigned to the Custer column, and he was killed in the afternoon of the first day of the three day battle. Initially, the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, and a year later, the bodies were dug-up and reburied in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.

 
 
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: Dec 31, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12834639
Pvt Joseph Monroe
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Pvt Joseph Monroe
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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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