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Pvt Edward Rix

Pvt Edward Rix

Birth
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 25)
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 7872464 · 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.

He enlisted on 1 October 1873, in Chicago, Illinois, giving his previous occupation as Railroader. He had gray eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 5 ¾ 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 last name is sometimes listed as Rice.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 16 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7872464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Edward Rix (Aug 1850–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7872464, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .