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Pvt William J. Randall

Pvt William J. Randall

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Sep 1877 (aged 26–27)
Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot In the main cemetery area
Memorial ID 8713410 · View Source
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Private, Company D, 7th US Cavalry. During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was a member of Captain Benteen’s column, and survived the battle. Remaining in the 7th Cavalry, he was later killed in action while fighting the Nez Pierce Indians under Chief Joseph.

The foster child, and later adopted child, of Andrew and Susan Woolslayer, he enlisted on September 15, 1875, in Cincinnati, Ohio under the name of William Woolslayer. His previous occupation was carpenter. He was killed in action on September 30, 1877, at the Snake Creek fight against Chief Joseph’s band of Nez Pierce Indians, and buried at the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery. He was 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and had brown eyes, brown hair, and a dark complexion.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 2 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8713410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William J. Randall (1850–30 Sep 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8713410, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .