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 John Lattman

John Lattman

Birth
Zürich, Switzerland
Death 7 Oct 1913 (aged 65)
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 19104616 · View Source
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Enlisted in the 7th U. S. Cavalry on 4 October 1873

At the Battle of the Little Big Horn he was in Company G, commanded by Donal McIntosh. Co. G was one of the companies that were with Reno when he crossed the river and attack the indian village. John Lattman was one of the lucky ones from that company, as he was able to safely get back across the river and up to what is now known as Reno hill where he fought out the rest of the battle with Benteen, Reno and Weir.

The Corsica Globe
Douglas County, South Dakota
October 30, 1913
Survivor of Custer massacre Dead.
Rapid City. – John Lattman, one of the survivors of the Custer massacre in the early days of Black Hills history, died at the local hospital after an extended illness. Lattman escaped slaughter at the hands of the Indians because he was a member of Major Reno’s command which was unable to reach Custer in time to save the day, but for two days he lay in the bushes to avoid a large Indian scouting party. He is said to be a last of the Reno command in this part of the country.

Gravesite Details gastroid hemorrhage. Born in Switzerland . US Cavalry Co C 7

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  • Created by: Stephen Ranum
  • Added: 26 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19104616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lattman (Feb 1848–7 Oct 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19104616, citing Elk Vale Cemetery, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Ranum (contributor 46897796) .