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Pvt Benjamin F. Stafford

Pvt Benjamin F. Stafford

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 29–30)
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 6199753 · View Source
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Private, Company E, 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.

He enlisted on 8 October 1873, in Boston, giving his previous occupation as Currier (a worker who treats leather for use in making shoes, leather coats, etc). He was 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches tall, with brown eyes, black hair, and a fair complexion. He was with General Custer's column, and was killed on Last Stand Hill. After the battle, the dead soldiers were originally buried where they fell, but in July 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 20 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6199753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin F. Stafford (1846–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6199753, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .