Corp Samuel Frederick Staples

Corp Samuel Frederick Staples

Birth
Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26)
Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 111968909 · View Source
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Age 26 years, 8 months, 9 days.

On 27 Dec 1869 at Boston, MA, he married Annie C. Ferguson, of St. John's, New Brunswick, Canada.

In the "New York Herald," (New York, NY), 26 July 1876:
"Custer's Last Fight.
Some New and Interesting Details.
Where The Men Fell.
How They Were Buried and the Spots Marked.
The Daring of Custer.
Beset on Every Side, but Fighting to the Last While Wounded.
A Nearly Perfect List of Killed and Wounded.....

Samuel is listed among the killed of Company I, 7th Cavalry.

....The officers and men of Custer's command were buried on the 28th of June where they fell, Colonel Reno, with the survivors of the Seventh Cavalry regiment, performing the last sad rites over the bodies of their dead comrades...."

(Note: this is a cenotaph as there is a physical burial for Samuel at Custer National Cemetery.)



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  • Created by: DaurRegt
  • Added: 7 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111968909
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Samuel Frederick Staples (16 Oct 1849–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111968909, citing Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by DaurRegt (contributor 47891223) .