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 John Jordan Crittenden, III

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John Jordan Crittenden, III

  • Birth 7 Jun 1854 Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 25 Jun 1876 Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
  • Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
  • Plot Section A Site 601-A
  • Memorial ID 6990088

United States Army Officer. Served as a Lieutenant temporarily attached to Company L in the 7th United States Cavalry. He was killed on Calhoun Hill during the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. He had suffered an eye wound less than a year before, and had to have his eye replaced with a glass one. It was this prosthetic eye that helped identify his remains after the battle. A year later his remains were exhumed and moved to a permanent place on Calhoun Hill, in accordance with the wished of his father, Colonel Thomas Crittenden, who wanted his son to remain with his men. However, in 1931 they were removed once more to the Custer National Battlefield Cemetery in 1931 when a road was being built nearby to accommodate tourists. (Additional Info by Russ Dodge).

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  • Added: 5 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6990088
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Jordan Crittenden, III (7 Jun 1854–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6990088, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .