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Pvt Herod Thomas Liddiard

Pvt Herod Thomas Liddiard

Birth
England
Death 26 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 16199467 · View Source
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Pvt Liddiard was born in London England. He enlisted into the US Army at Troy NY, on December 4, 1872. He was described as 5'5", blue eyes, light hair & a light complexion. His listed civilian occupation was boatman.

On February 13, 1873, Liddiard reported for duty at Uniionville SC & was assigned to Company E, 7th US Cavalry. He was reportedly one of the best shots in the company.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Liddiard had been assigned detached duty with the pack train, which ended up fighting with Reno's Battalion on Reno Hill.

Witnesses claimed Liddiard had been laying on his stomach talking with other soldiers, when he suddenly became quiet. A check of him revealed a bullet wound to his head. Another version of his death has Liddiard being shot in the spine, while unloading packs from a mule. Records of his date of death list two dates, June 26, 1876 or June 27, 1876.

Liddiard was initially buried on Reno Hill. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

FAG member #47003358 provided the additional information.

Parents: Thomas Liddiard and Martha Wheeler. He had one sister, Mary Elizabeth Julia born in 1857 and died at age 9 in 1866.

He had a troubled youth being in and out of prison in England for various thefts.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 15 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16199467
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Herod Thomas Liddiard (1851–26 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16199467, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .