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Sgt John S Ogden

Sgt John S Ogden

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26)
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 16202372 · View Source
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Sgt Ogden enlisted into the US Army on August 6, 1866 at Boston MA. He was described as 5-7, gray eyes, light hair & light complexion. His civilian occupation was farmer.

On September 10, 1866, he was assigned to a detachment protecting the Holladay Stage Line at a camp near Ft Wallace KS. On August 6, 1871 his enlistment expired & he was discharged at Spratanburg SC.

On November 15, 1872 Ogden re-enlisted at Unionville SC. He was assigned to Company E 7th US Cavalry. On June 15, 1874 he was promoted to corporal. On June 15, 1874 he was promoted to sergeant.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company E was attached to Custer's battalion. Ogden was killed during the fighting. After the battle his remains were found near the banks of the Little Bighorn River at the mouth of Deep Ravine. Ogden was first buried where he 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: 15 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16202372
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John S Ogden (25 Oct 1849–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16202372, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .