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Pvt James Farrand

Pvt James Farrand

Birth
Washington County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 36–37)
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 16190443 · View Source
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Pvt Farrand enlisted for five years into the US Army on October 27, 1870, at Ft Gibson, Indian Territory. His listed civilian occupation was carpenter. He was described as 5'9", black hair, brown eyes with a ruddy complexion.

Between 1870 and 1873, Farrand was assigned to carpenter duties with Company C, 7th US Cavalry. Company C was commanded by two time Medal of Honor recipient Capt Tom Custer. Capt Custer was also the brother of LTC George Armstrong Custer.

In March of 1875, Farrand and Company C were assigned escort duties at Ft Rice, Dakota Territory. On Octber 27, 1875, his enlistment expired while posted at Ft Lincoln, Dakota Territory. On November 10, 1875, Farrand reenlisted & remained with Company C.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company C was attached to LTC Custer's battalion. Farrand was killed during the fighting.

After the battle the remains of many soldiers from Company C were found on what had been the flanks of Company L near Calhoun Ridge & Calhoun Hill. Farrand's unidentified remains were likely first buried where they had been found.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were was reburied in the mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16190443
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James Farrand (1839–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16190443, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .