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Pvt Thomas “Boss” Tweed

Pvt Thomas “Boss” Tweed

Birth
North Liberty, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 22–23)
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 16222136 · View Source
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Pvt Tweed enlisted into the US Army on September 1, 1875 at Cinncinnati OH. He was described as 5'5", gray eyes, brown hair and fair complexion. His civilian occupation was printer.

On October 29, 1875, Tweed reported for duty at Ft Totten in the Dakota Territory & was assigned to Company L, 7th Cavalry. Company L was commanded by Lt James Calhoun, LTC George Armstrong & Tom Custer's brother-in-law.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company L was attached to Custer's Battalion. Tweed was killed sometime during the fighting.

After the battle, Tweed's "mutilated" remains were found by his "Bunky," Pvt George Glease. Pvt Glease reported finding Tweed's body on Last Stand Hill, approximately 50 yards from where LTC Custer's remains were found.

The location of Tweed's remains were unusual, since most of Company L was found on Calhoun Ridge & Calhoun Hill.

Tweed was likely first buried where his body was found on Last Stand Hill.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 17 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16222136
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Thomas “Boss” Tweed (1853–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16222136, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .