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Pvt Elihue Franklin Clear

Pvt Elihue Franklin Clear

Birth
Randolph County, Indiana, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 32–33)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 16171040 · View Source
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Pvt Clear enlisted into the US Army on January 5, 1867 at Cincinnati OH. He was described as 5'6", dark blue eyes, brown hair with a dark complexion. His civilain occupation was farmer.

On April 1, 1867, Clear reported for duty at Ft Dodge KS & was assigned to Company K, 7th US Cavalry.

During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Clear was assigned as Lt Luther Hare's orderly & was part of Maj Reno's Battation. Clear was killed during the retreat from the valley on the eastside of the Little Bighorn River. He was likely first buried where his remains were found. In 1881, all known battlefield burials were removed to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

In 1998 a ring, with the letter E, was sold at an auction. The ring had been found at the bottom of the Little Bighorn River near Reno's Crossing. The ring was believed to belong to either Clear or Sgt Edward Botzer (who had also been killed during the retreat from the Valley Fight).


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16171040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Elihue Franklin Clear (1843–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16171040, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .