William G Abrams

William G Abrams

Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 28 May 1901 (aged 60)
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Burial Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section Louise, Block 417, GAR Hancock Post
Memorial ID 8881065 View Source

According to research at the Little Bighorn National Monument, William G. Abrams was born on December 1, 1840 in Baltimore, Maryland.

During the Civil War, he served as private in Co. A, 14th Connecticut Infantry. (NARA M535 roll 1). He continued his military career after the end of the war and enlisted with the 7th Cavalry on September 1, 1871. The 7th Cavalry, led by Gen. George Armstrong Custer, fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

At the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Custer divided the 7th into three columns. Custer's column was totally wiped out, but Abrams was with the pack train that was far behind Custer's column. He joined the remaining column after the fighting began and participated in the two-day defense of a hilltop that is now called Reno Hill. There is no record of his being wounded in the battle.

He died in Sioux City, Iowa on May 28, 1901. His wife's name was Elizabeth.

Special thanks to the Little Big Horn Association for the contributions made to this bio. http://www.lbha.org/