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Pvt Nathan Short

Pvt Nathan Short

Birth
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 21–22)
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 7734362 · View Source
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Private, Company C, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana.

Born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, he enlisted on 9 October 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri, giving his previous occupation as Laborer. He became the company Carpenter. He had gray eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet 7 inches tall. He died by the Rosebud Creek, several miles east of the site of the Little Big Horn Battle, with his dead horse next to him, still picketed, and his body was found about 4 weeks after the battle. He 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 7734362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Nathan Short (1854–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7734362, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .