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Sgt John S Ogden

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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 Original Burial Site
Memorial ID 16202372 View Source
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US Soldier killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Sgt Ogden enlisted into the US Army on August 6, 1866, in Boston MA. He was described as 5’7”, gray eyes, light hair with a light complexion. His civilian occupation was farmer. On September 10, 1866, Ogden 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 Spartanburg, SC. On November 15, 1872, Ogden reenlisted at Unionville, SC. He was assigned to Company E 7th US Cavalry Regiment. On June 15, 1874, Ogden 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 LTC George A 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/memorial/16202372/john-s-ogden : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John S Ogden (25 Oct 1849–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16202372, citing Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .