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Sgt Edward Davern

Sgt Edward Davern

Birth
County Limerick, Ireland
Death 10 Aug 1896 (aged 51–52)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 13, grave 13328
Memorial ID 6056631 · View Source
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Private, Company F, 7th US Cavalry, in 1876, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Survived the battle.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, he emigrated to the US, and joined the 7th US Cavalry on 12 August 1867. In 1876, he was part of Major Reno's Battalion at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. During the retreat from the valley floor to the hilltop, his horse was killed, and he shot an Indian, took the Indian's horse, and rode to the hilltop. On 27 Sept 1876, he was promoted to Sergeant. On 13 Sept 1877, he was wounded during the Canyon Creek fight, during the Nez Perce campaign. On 4 Sept 1880, he was leading 8 men on a scouting expedition, when they encountered 5 hostile Sioux about 10 miles east of Penn H's station on Cabin Creek; two indians were killed, leaving behind 7 ponies, which were brought back to the camp. He had gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5 feet, 6 3/4 inches tall, and was never married. After retiring, he resided at 439 7th Street NW, Washington DC. Cause of death was listed as heat stroke and asthenia.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 30 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6056631
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Edward Davern (1844–10 Aug 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6056631, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .