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Sgt John A. Reed

Sgt John A. Reed

Birth
Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Jul 1897 (aged 51)
South Dakota, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Section A, Site 1
Memorial ID 7872676 · View Source
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Sergeant, Company G, 7th US Cavalry. A survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn (he was in Reno's Column, and in the valley and hilltop fights), he went on to have a full military career. The 1880 census of Fort Meade, SD, lists his age as 34 and his birthplace as Maine, the same as his parents.

He enlisted on 6 April 1871, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, listing his previous occupation as Laborer. He was discharged on 6 April 1876, in Shreveport, LA, and re-enlisted two weeks later in St. Louis, Missouri. During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was a Private in Reno's Column, in the valley and hilltop fights, and survived the battle when nearly 60 percent of the unit was killed. On 17 April 1881, he was discharged at Fort Meade, SD, as a Farrier (blacksmith who shoes horses), and reenlisted the next day. At the time of his death in 1897, he had been promoted to Sergeant and was stationed at Fort Sisseton, SD. Initially buried in the Post Cemetery, his body was reinterred in the Custer National Cemetery when Fort Sisseton was closed. He was not married.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 16 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7872676
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John A. Reed (Jan 1846–21 Jul 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7872676, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .