Pvt Edward Stanley

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Jun 1876 (aged 25–26)
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 6199721 · View Source
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Private, Company G, 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 wiped out.

He originally enlisted on 22 November 1875, in Boston, Massachusetts, requesting the Cavalry. He gave his previous occupation as Clerk. He had blue eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 9 3/8 inches tall. This was his first enlistment into the Army.

He was assigned to Company G, 7th Cavalry, at Fort Abraham Lincoln, ND, and arrived just in time to leave for the 1876 Sioux Campaign. His unit was assigned to Major Reno's Battalion, and he was killed during the charge into the valley against the Indian village. Following the battle, the soldiers were initially buried where they fell, but in 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, near where the Visitor Center is today.



  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 20 Feb 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6199721
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Edward Stanley (1850–26 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6199721, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .