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Pvt Walter B. Rogers

Pvt Walter B. Rogers

Birth
Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 28–29)
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 7872390 · View Source
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Private, Company L, 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.

He enlisted on 6 June 1873, in Baltimore, giving his previous occupation as Clerk. He deserted on 8 September 1873 and was apprehended four days later. He had brown eyes, dark hair, a medium complexion, and was 5 feet, 8¼ 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. His widow, Emma, received a pension of $6 per month.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 16 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7872390
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Walter B. Rogers (1847–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7872390, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .