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Pvt Henry Wyman

Pvt Henry Wyman

Birth
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 35–36)
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 16225191 · View Source
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Between 1861-1865, Wyman served in the Union Navy. During the Civil War he attained the rank of Master's Mate on the frigate Cumberland & gunboat Tioga. After the Civil War Wyman was honorably discharged from the navy.

On August 2, 1873, Wyman enlisted into the US Army at Boston MA. He was described as 5'6", brown eyes, dark hair & dark complexion. His civilian occupation was listed as machinist.

On October 21, 1873, Wyman reported for duty at Ft Rice in the Dakota Territory & was assigned to Company C, 7th US Cavalry. Company C was commanded by two time Medal of Honor recipient, Capt Tom Custer. Capt Custer was also the brother of LTC George Armstrong Custer.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company C was attached to LTC Custer's battalion. Sometime during the fighting Wyman was killed.

After the battle many soldiers from Company C were found near Calhoun Ridge on the right flank of Company L.

There was no record that Wyman's remains were 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.

On September 12, 1878, Wyman's mother was awarded a survivor's pension.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 17 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16225191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Henry Wyman (1840–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16225191, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .