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Pvt Benjamin F. Rogers

Pvt Benjamin F. Rogers

Birth
Madison County, Kentucky, 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 7872420 · View Source
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Private, Company G, 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 5 January 1872 in Louisville, Kentucky, giving his previous occupation as Farmer. He had blue eyes, light hair, a ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet, 10 inches tall. On 29 November 1872, he was sentenced to confinement at hard labor for four months, with the last seven days of the month in solitary confinement, and loss of $8 per month for threatening with his revolver a Private in charge of an escort. In the same court-martial, he was acquitted of the charge of allowing a prisoner (a deserter) under his custody to escape. On 25 February 1876, he was again court-martialed and sentenced to confinement at his post for three months and loss of $30 pay. During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was with Reno's column in the valley and hilltop fights, and was killed while defending the hilltop. 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: 16 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7872420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin F. Rogers (1847–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7872420, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .