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Pvt Edward Rood

Pvt Edward Rood

Birth
Tioga County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 27–28)
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 7805875 · View Source
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Private, Company E, 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 19 September 1873, in New York, giving his previous occupation as Fireman. On 24 February 1875, he was sentenced to confinement at hard labor and loss of $10 pay per month for three months, for being drunk on duty. He had hazel eyes, black hair, a dark complexion, and was 5 feet, 7 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. His father, A. H. Rood, received a pension of $8 per month after his son's death.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 29 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7805875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Edward Rood (1848–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805875, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .