Pvt William Moodie

Birth
Scotland
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 34–35)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass grave on Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 12834574 · View Source
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Private, Company A, 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.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he enlisted on December 15, 1874, age age 33, in New York City. He gave his previous occupation as Coachman. He had gray eyes, brown hair, a florid complexion and was 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was once described, by writer Samuel Alcott, as "an old English dragoon." During the battle, he was with Reno's column in the initial attack into the valley, and was killed there, as the column attempted to retreat. After the battle, the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, and a year later, the bodies were dug up and reburied in a mass grave on the top of Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 31 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12834574
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William Moodie (1841–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12834574, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .