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Pvt James Smith

Pvt James Smith

Birth
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 28–29)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot In the Mass Grave
Memorial ID 7734334 · View Source
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Private, Company E, 7th US Cavalry. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana.

The second of two men named James Smith, both assigned to Company E, 7th US Cavalry, and both killed on the same day. This particular James Smith was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and enlisted for Company E, 7th US Cavalry, giving his previous occupation as a shoemaker. He had hazel eyes, brown hair, a dark complexion, and was 5 feet 4 ½ inches tall. He was killed on Last Stand Hill, along with all of the soldiers of Custer's Column, and was initially buried where he fell. In 1878, the bodies of the soldiers were removed from their field burials and reinterred in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, where his body remains today. He was not married.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 4 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7734334
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James Smith (1847–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7734334, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .