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Pvt Darwin L. Symms

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Pvt Darwin L. Symms

Birth
Quebec, Canada
Death
25 Jun 1876 (aged 23–24)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial
Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot
Buried in the Mass Grave
Memorial ID
6085686 View Source

Private, Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

Born in Montreal, Canada, he enlisted on 25 August 1875, in Chicago, Illinois, listing his previous occupation as a Clerk. He was married on 17 August 1872, in Ossian, Iowa, to the former Isabell Smith. They had no children. At the time of his death, his wife lived in Filmore County, Minnesota. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with blue eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion. During the battle, his company was to the rear of the Custer Column, and the soldiers were all killed to the south of Last Stand Hill. Following the battle, the bodies were buried where they were found, and in 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.

Private, Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

Born in Montreal, Canada, he enlisted on 25 August 1875, in Chicago, Illinois, listing his previous occupation as a Clerk. He was married on 17 August 1872, in Ossian, Iowa, to the former Isabell Smith. They had no children. At the time of his death, his wife lived in Filmore County, Minnesota. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with blue eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion. During the battle, his company was to the rear of the Custer Column, and the soldiers were all killed to the south of Last Stand Hill. Following the battle, the bodies were buried where they were found, and in 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.

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