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Corp Charles “Colman” Coleman

Corp Charles “Colman” Coleman

Birth
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24–25)
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 16173347 · View Source
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Corporal Coleman (some army records spell his last name as Colman) enlisted into the US Army on September 9, 1873 in Cincinnati OH. He was described as 5'5", blue eyes, dark hair with a ruddy complexion. His civilian occupation was laborer.

On October 18, 1873, Coleman reported for duty at Ft Lincoln in the Dakota Territory & was assigned to Company F, 7th US Cavalry. Company F was known as the Gray Horse Troop, because of the gray horses they rode. Company F was commanded by Capt George Yates.

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

Several days after the battle burial details found the bodies of many soldiers from Company F on or near Last Stand Hill.

It is likely that Coleman's unidentified remains were 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.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16173347
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Charles “Colman” Coleman (1851–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16173347, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .