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Pvt Charles Schmidt

Pvt Charles Schmidt

Birth
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26–27)
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 7805725 · View Source
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Private, Company L, 7th US Cavalry. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, during which all of the soldiers in his column were also killed.

He enlisted on 14 November 1872, in New York City, giving his previous occupation as Laborer. He had brown eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 8 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: 29 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7805725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Charles Schmidt (1849–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805725, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .