Hathersall, James

Place of Birth: Liverpool

Date of enlistment: 13 September 1875

Age given at enlistment: 26

Rank: Private

Company: C

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. 151.  (ii) ‘Men With Custer – Biographies of the 7th Cavalry,’ Edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, CBHMA Inc., 2010, p. 170.

A Blue-eyed Boy from Liverpool

Not yet fully researched.

James Hathersall, a porter prior to joining the U.S. Army, had blue eyes, light hair, a fair complexion, and was 5′ 6″ tall. 

This was his second enlistment having previously served for five years in Company E, 3rd Cavalry.

He joined Company C at Fort Abraham Lincoln on 21 October 1875. Was killed with Custer’s column.

Listed as JAMES HATHERSALL on the battle monument.


Final Statement of James Hathersall signed by Captain Henry Jackson, Commanding Company, at Fort Abraham Lincoln on 9 October 1876.

  • 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 … $9.36
  • For clothing not drawn in kind … $9.77
  • Proceeds of sale of effects [June 15. 1877] … $2.50
  • For tobacco … $1.14
  • He was indebted to Mrs. Ellen Finley, laundress of Company ‘C’ for $5.50
  • The above statement does not take into account basic pay due for the period May 1 to June 25, 1876.
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