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Lloyd, Edward W.

Place of Birth: Gloucester

Date of enlistment: 30 September 1873

Age given at enlistment: 21

Rank: Private

Company: I

Location on 25 June 1876: With Custer's column

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Comments:

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. 190.  (ii) ‘Men With Custer – Biographies of the 7th Cavalry,’ Edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, CBHMA Inc., 2010, p. 233.

A Gloucester Engineer

To date this writer has not been able to find anything about Edward Lloyd prior to his enlistment into the U.S. Army at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 30 September 1873.

He had grey eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5′ 6″ tall.

Lloyd was killed with Custer’s Column and is listed as E. W. LLOYD on the battle monument.

Final Statement of Private Edward W. Lloyd signed by Captain Henry J. Nowlan, Commanding Company, at Fort Abraham Lincoln on 5 December 1876.

  •  DUE SOLDIER
  •  For retained pay under act of May 15, 1872 … $8.83
  •  For clothing not drawn in kind … $26.52
  •  Proceeds of sale of effects [April 26, 1877] … $16.00
  •  DUE UNITED STATES
  •  For tobacco … $1.71
  •  The above statement does not take into account basic pay due for the period 1 May to 25 June 1876.

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