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Pvt James Henry Russell

Pvt James Henry Russell

Birth
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24)
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 7805815 · View Source
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Private, Company C, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during Custer's Last Stand by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, along with most of the 7th Cavalry.

His father was a member of the first Florida legislature, and a Major in the Confederate States Army. He enlisted on 11 September 1873 in Boston, Massachusetts, giving his previous occupation as School Teacher. He had gray eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet 5 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 7805815
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James Henry Russell (Jan 1852–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805815, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .