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 Frederick Walsh

Frederick Walsh

Birth
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 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 16223736 · View Source
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Company Bugler. Walsh enlisted into the US Army on December 1, 1872 at Louiseville KY. He was described as 5'7", hazel eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. His civilian occupation was laborer.

After attending band training, Walsh reported for duty on May 11, 1873 at a "camp near Choteau Creek in the Dakota Territory. He was assigned to Company L, 7th US Cavalry. Company L was commanded by Lt James Calhoun, brother-in-law of LTC George Armstrong Custer & Capt Tom Custer. Walsh became the company bugler.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company L accompanied LTC Custer's battalion. Sometime during the fighting Walsh was killed.

After the battle many soldiers from Company L were found on or near Calhoun Ridge & Calhoun Hill.

Walsh's remains were not reported as being identified. It is likely that his unidentified remains were 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: 17 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16223736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Walsh (1851–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16223736, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .