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Pvt Crawford Selby

Pvt Crawford Selby

Birth
Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 31)
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 7805651 · View Source
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Saddler, Company G, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which most of his regiment was also killed.

He married Mary Elizabeth Beck, age 19, on 10 November 1864 in Sturgis, Minnesota, and resided in LaGrange, Indiana for several years. They were divorced on 30 December 1874, and he enlisted on 21 June 1875 in Chicago, giving his previous occupation as Saddler (a person who makes and repairs saddles and other riding equipment). He had gray eyes, light brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 5 ½ inches tall. His widow, Mary E. Selby, married David Jennings, a livery stable operator on 6 September 1880, in Sturgis, Minnesota, and applied for a pension, but was denied. Selby 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.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 29 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7805651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Crawford Selby (5 Jun 1845–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805651, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .