Graham, Charles

Place of Birth: County Tyrone

Date of enlistment: 1 July 1872

Age given at enlistment: 35

Rank: Private

Company: L

Location on 25 June 1876: With Custer's column



Name, date and place of birth not yet verified. For details of his military service consult: (i) ‘Military Register of Custer’s Last Command,’ Roger L. Williams, The Arthur H. Clark Company, Norman, Oklahoma, 2009, p. 139.  (ii) ‘Men With Custer – Biographies of the 7th Cavalry,’ Edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, CBHMA Inc., 2010, p. 149.

He lay between Calhoun and Keogh!

Not yet fully researched.

Charles Graham had blue eyes,  brown hair, a florid complexion, and was 5′ 6 3/4″ tall.

According to Walter Camp Notes, Lilly Library, Indiana University “Graham of I Troop lay between Calhoun and Keogh.”  Of course Camp refers to the body of Graham being found (and presumably identified) between Calhoun Hill and the ‘Keogh sector,’ not literally between the lieutenant and the captain!

Listed as CHAS. GRAHAM on the battle monument.

Final Statement of Private Charles Graham signed by 1st Lieut. W.S. Edgerly, Commanding Company, at Fort Abraham Lincoln on 31 January 1877.

  • For five years’ continuous service under sec. 2, act August 4, 1854 … $2.00 per month
  • For retained pay under act of May 15, 1872 … $47.80
  • For clothing not drawn in kind … $131.64
  • Proceeds of sale of effects [April 26, 1877] … $9.00
  • For tobacco … $1.14
  • The above statement does not take into account basic pay due for the period May 1 to June 25, 1876.
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