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Roberts, Henry

Place of Birth: London

Date of enlistment: 11 November 1872

Age given at enlistment: 22 9/12

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. 254.  (ii) ‘Men With Custer – Biographies of the 7th Cavalry,’ Edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, CBHMA Inc., 2010, p. 334.

Another Unidentified Trooper from London

Not yet fully researched.

Henry Roberts had blue eyes,  light hair,  a light complexion, was 5′ 9″ tall, previously employed as a labourer.

He was killed with Custer’s column.

Listed as Henry Roberts on the battle monument.

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

  • DUE SOLDIER
  • For retained pay under act of May 15, 1872 … $27.15 
  • For clothing not drawn in kind … $92.71
  • Proceeds of sale of effects [April 26, 1877] … $7.00
  • DUE UNITED STATES
  • For clothing … $o.64
  • 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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