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Pvt George W Hammon

Pvt George W Hammon

Birth
Fulton, Morrow County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 23–24)
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 16191760 · View Source
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Pvt Hammon enlisted into the Army on September 9, 1873. His civilian occupation was farmer. Hammon was described as having blue eyes, dark brown hair, florid complexion and 5'8".

On October 18, 1873, Hammon reported for duty at Ft Lincoln, Dakota Territory & was assigned to F Company 7th U.S. Cavalry. His daily duties between October 1874 & October 1875 were regimental HQ. Between October 1875 & May 1876 Hammon's daily duties were hospital nurse.

At the the Battle of the Little Bighorn F Company was attached to LTC George Armstong Custer's battalion. On the day of the battle Hammon had been assigned to Dr George Lord as a hosptial attendent.

Sometime during the fighting Hammon was killed. after the battle his body was not identified. Though his remains were never identified, it is believed, based upon his duty assignment, that he had probably died near Dr Lord on Last Stand Hill. Hammon's unidentified remains were likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

Hammon's brother, John E Hammon, was also a soldier in the 7th Cavalry. The brother was assigned to Company G. He had fought with Maj Marcus Reno's command and survived.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16191760
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George W Hammon (1852–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16191760, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .