Pvt David Summers

Birth
Pettis County, Missouri, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 27–28)
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 6086017 · View Source
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Private, Company M, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

He enlisted in 1873 in Company I, 6th Infantry, and upon his discharge in May 1876, reenlisted in Company M, 7th US Cavalry. He was 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches tall, with blue eyes, sandy hair, and a ruddy complexion. During the Battle, his company was assigned to Reno's Battalion, and he was killed in the valley fight at the edge of the timberline, as the retreat began on June 25. After the battle, the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, and in 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill. In some references, his last name is spelled as Somers and Sommers.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 12 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6086017
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt David Summers (1848–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6086017, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .