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Pvt Patrick Rudden

Pvt Patrick Rudden

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 22–23)
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 7805834 · View Source
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Private, Company F, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which most of his regiment was also killed.

He enlisted on 24 September 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri, giving his previous occupation as Hatter (person who makes hats). He had blue eyes, brown hair, dark 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. He is also listed as Patrick Ruddew in other documents.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 29 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7805834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Patrick Rudden (1853–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805834, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .