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 William H Heath

William H Heath

Birth
England
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 27–28)
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 16191811 · View Source
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Heath enlisted into the army on October 9, 1875 in Cincinnati OH. His civilian occupation was listed as coachman. He was described as 5-7, brown hair, blue eyes & a dark complexion.

On October 29, 1875, Heath reported for duty at Ft Tooten in the Dakota Territory & was assigned to Company L, 7th US Cavalry. Company L was commanded by Lt James Calhoun. Lt Calhoun's brother-in-laws were LTC George Armstrong Custer & Capt Tom Custer. Heath would become Company L's the Farrier.

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

Two days after the battle most of Company L was found on or near Calhoun Ridge & Calhoun Hill.what became known as Calhoun Ridge.

Heath'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.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16191811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William H Heath (1848–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16191811, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .