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Sgt William Alexander

Sgt William Alexander

Birth
Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Death 6 Feb 1922 (aged 83)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 21920141 · View Source
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Married Mary Sloan in June 1872, divorced May 1874

Was a shoemaker by profession

Enlisted in the 7th Cavalry on 17 September 1876.

Was with the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in June 1876. He served as a quartermaster and packer. Was initially some distance away, with the pack train, at the onset of the battle, but ended up on what is known as Reno Hillfighting with what remained of the 7th until General Terry arrived.


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  • Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
  • Originally Created by: International Wargraves Photography Project
  • Added: 3 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21920141
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt William Alexander (8 Apr 1838–6 Feb 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21920141, citing US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by IWPP Custodial Account (contributor 48586138) .