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Pvt William B Whaley

Pvt William B Whaley

Birth
Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26–27)
Kentucky, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 16224261 · View Source
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Pvt Whaley enlisted into the US Army on September 24, 1873, in Cincinnati OH. He was described as 5'6", brown eyes, dark hair and florid complexion. His civilian occupation was listed as farmer.

On October 22, 1873, Whaley reported for duty at Ft Totten in the Dakota Territory. He was assigned to Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Company I was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company I was attached to LTC George Armstrong Custer's battalion. Sometime during the fighting Whaley was killed.

After the battle most of Company I, including Capt Keogh, the company bugler & sergeants, were found in an area between Calhoun Hill & Last Stand Hill.

Whaley's remains were not recorded as being identified. It is likely that his unidentified remains were first buried where they had been found.

In 1881 all known battlefiled 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 16224261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William B Whaley (1849–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16224261, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .