Pvt Albert A. Smith

Queens County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 37–38)
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 7734345 · View Source
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Private, Company E, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana.

Born in Queens County, New York, he enlisted on 18 December 1867, looking for adventure, and reenlisted again on 1 January 1873. On 9 November 1869 he was court-martialed for deserting, with his horse, at Fort Wallace, Kansas, and was given 5 months of hard labor. On 25 June 1872, he was court-martialed again, for disobeying an order and for striking First Sergeant James Riley to loss of all pay for two months. He had gray eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 6 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.



  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 3 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7734345
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Albert A. Smith (1838–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7734345, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .