Wounded, Widowed, Left behind and Absent June 1876

Custer's Last Stand - 25 June 1876.

  • CONTENTS
  • [1] Wounded at the Battle of Little Big Horn, 25-26 June 1876
  • [2] Widows and children of men killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, 25-26 June 1876
  • [3] Men left behind at Fort Abraham Lincoln & Fort Rice, 17 May 1876
  • [4] Men not on the campaign or at Fort Abraham Lincoln or Fort Rice, 25 June 1876

 

  • While great care has been taken to ensure that the information in all four lists below is correct the author is fully aware that factual, typographical and other errors can slip through even the most stringent vetting process. Readers are therefore actively encouraged to challenge the veracity of anything that differs from the findings of their own research, although a primary source should be provided as justification for any required corrections. [Editor]

 

[1] Wounded at the Battle of Little Big Horn, 25-26 June 1876

A list of the wounded (above) from the Battle of Little Big Horn, 25-26, June 1876, taken to Fort Abraham Lincoln on the steamer 'Far West' 3 July 1876, as reported in the Bismarck Weekly Tribune, 12 July 1876.

The steamboat 'Far West' - built Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1870, was 120ft x 33ft x 6ft and could carry 200 tons and 30 cabin passengers.

Captain Grant Prince Marsh (1834-1916), legendary pilot of the 'Far West' on its record-breaking run 3 July to 5 July 1876.

Dr Henry Rinaldo Porter (1848-1903), Acting Assistant Surgeon with the Dakota Column and survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

  • Transported on the Far West to Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory on July 3, 1876
  • Thirty-nine troopers and an Indian Scout
  • Name at Enlistment – Rank – Company – Wound Sustained – Comments
  • Bennett, James C – Private – C – Dorsal spine (completely paralysed below seat of injury) – died on the Far West July 5, 1876
  • Bishop, Alexander B– Corporal – H – Right arm – transferred to Fort Rice Hospital July 16, 1876
  • Bishop, Charles H – Private – H – Right shoulder – transferred to Fort Rice Hospital July 12, 1876
  • Black, Henry – Private – H – Right hand – transferred to Fort Rice Hospital July 12, 1876
  • Braun, Frank – Private – M – Face and left thigh – died at Fort Abraham Lincoln October 4, 1876
  • Campbell, Charles – Private – G – Right shoulder – in the first water party – died of TB on August 2, 1906 in Silver City, New Mexico Territory
  • Carey, Patrick – Sergeant – M – Right hip – left in the timber after the valley fight – joined the command on Reno Hill after dark
  • Cooney, David – Private – I – Right side or hip – died Fort Abraham Lincoln July 20, 1876
  • Cooper, John – Private – H – Right elbow – transferred to Fort Rice Hospital July 12, 1876
  • Corcoran, Patrick – Private – K – Right shoulder – died March 4, 1922 in National Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D.C.
  • Deihle, Jacob – Private – A – Left cheek (lost four teeth) – orderly to Captain Myles Moylan
  • Farley, William – Private – H – Left shoulder – only to Powder River Camp – sent to Fort Lincoln on the steamer Josephine July 19, 1876
  • Foster, Samuel J – Private – A – Right arm – later served in the 20th Infantry
  • George, William M  –  Private – H – Left side or back – died on the Far West at 4.00 a.m. on July 3, 1876 – buried at Powder River
  • Heyn, William – 1st Sergeant – A – Left knee – bullet passed into his horse – discharged August 31, 1888 as a ‘habitually intemperate’ clerk. Married Sarah M. Brown in Washington, D.C., 9 December 1908 and died there 11 June 1910.
  • Holmsted, Frederick – Private – A – Left wrist (or right forearm] – Birth name Frederik Holmsted Mortensen – died March 27, 1880 at Fort Lincoln after a long illness
  • McDonnell, Patrick – Private – D – Left leg – died September 2, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas
  • McGuire, John B – Private – C – Right arm – his personal request to President Roosevelt for a Medal of Honor, based on his claim that he was equally deserving as Sergeant Richard Hanley, Company C,  for a similar act, was denied in December 1902
  • McVay, John – Private – G – Hips – from Ireland but referred to as a ‘Scotchman’ by Theodore Goldin
  • Madden, Michael P – Private – K – Right leg – amputated four inches below knee – appointed sergeant July 12, 1876, effective from 26 June
  • Marshall, Jasper R – Private – L – Left foot – one bullet going through and a second lodging in the instep
  • Meier, John H – Private – M – Back of the neck – horse bolted through Indian lines in the valley fight.
  • Mielke, Maximilian – Private – K – Left foot – killed September 30, 1877 in the Snake Creek fight against Nez Perce
  • Moller, Jan – Private – H – Right thigh – birth name Jens Mathiasen Møller
  • Morris, William E – Private – M – Left breast – listed as ‘W. E. Harris’ in the Bismarck Weekly Tribune
  • Newell, Daniel – Blacksmith – H – Left thigh – attended 50th anniversary celebration of the battle
  • Pahl, John – Sergeant – H – Back – ball entered right side near spine and lodged near left hip
  • Phillips, John S – Private – H – Jaw (loss of four teeth) and both hands – bullet though tip of left thumb and middle finger which was then amputated – discharged at Fort Lincoln November 2, 1876 on a surgeon’s certificate
  • Reeves, Francis M – Private – A – Left side and left thigh – was knocked off his horse but remounted
  • Riley, James T – Sergeant – E – Buttock and left thigh – discharged August 11, 1876
  • Rutten, Roman – Private – M – Right shoulder – horse bolted into Indian village in the valley fight
  • Severs, Samuel – Private – H – Both thighs – moved to Fort Rice Hospital on August 11, 1876
  • Smith, William M – Corporal – B – Severe fracture of right arm above elbow – arm became useless – discharged February 9, 1877
  • Strode, Elijah T – Private – A – Right ankle – orderly to Lieut. Charles Varnum – shot by Private Thomas Whalen, Company H, in Sturgis, DT, February 14, 1881. Whalen was found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter in a civilian court and sentenced to 18 months in Detroit
  • Thompson, Peter – Private – C – Head and right hand – had fallen out of Custer’s column – awarded Medal of Honor
  • Varner, Thomas B. – Private – M – Right ear – deserted June 7, 1878 with Private Levi Thornberry, also Company M
  • White, Charles – Sergeant – M – Right elbow – had been left in the timber – birth name Henry Charles Weihe
  • Whitaker, Alfred – Private – C – Right elbow – later served in the 17th Infantry – died of TB on February 10, 1887 in Kansas City, MO
  • Wilber, James – Private – M – Left leg – while with the water party – death certificate says he was born in Ireland
  • Goose (Arikara) – Private – Indian Scouts – Right hand – only to Fort Berthold

 

  • On the Far West but not wounded in the battle
  • Three troopers – one from the 7th Infantry
  • Name at Enlistment –  Rank – Company – Ailment/Wound Sustained – Comments
  • Ackison, David – Private – F – Constipation – only to Fort Buford – first became sick on Reno’s scout
  • McWilliams, David – Private – H – Right leg – only from Powder River Camp – accidentally shot himself with a revolver while hunting on June 6. Died from an overdose of laudanum September 9, 1882.
  • Riley, Michael – Sergeant [7th Infantry] – I – Consumption – only to Fort Buford

Captain Frederick William Benteen (1834-1898), Commanding a battalion (Companies D, H and K) at the battle. (Photo taken in 1871)

Corporal Charles A. Windolph (1851-1950) Company H, a private at the time of the battle. (Photo mostly likely taken in September 1876)

  • Wounded who remained in the field with the regiment
  • Two officers, twenty-four troopers, one civilian, and an Indian Scout
  • Name at Enlistment – Rank – Company – Wound Sustained – Comments
  • Benteen, Frederick W – Captain – H – Right thumb – brevetted brigadier general for service at Little Big Horn and Canyon Creek
  • Bishley, Henry – Private – H – Right shoulder – discharged on a surgeon’s certificate June 9, 1879
  • Boyle, James P – Private – G –  Back (minor) – an orderly at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, for many years
  • Conelly, Patrick C – Sergeant – H – Left shoulder – aka Patrick White – president of the Benteen Base Ball Club
  • Corcoran, Patrick   – Private  –  K – Right shoulder – in Post Hospital t0 January 29, 1877, then discharged
  • Criswell, Benjamin  –  Sergeant – B – Neck – awarded Medal of Honor – rescued Lieut. Benjamin Hodgson from within the enemy’s lines
  • Cunningham, Charles – Corporal – B – Neck – awarded Medal of Honor – declined to leave the line when wounded
  • Hackett, John – Private – G – Left arm – orderly to Lieut. George Wallace – Died February 25, 1904 at Fort Sheridan, IL
  • Hetler, Jacob – Private – D – Left leg and back – recommended by Lieut. Edward Godfrey for a Medal of Honor.
  • Hughes, Thomas  Private – H – Left foot – not listed in the returns of the wounded – died August 12, 1911 in Nashville, TN
  • King, George H –  Corporal – A – Left shoulder – died July 2, 1876 – buried on the north bank of the Yellowstone near the mouth of the Big Horn River
  • Kretchmer, Joseph – Private – D – Neck – died April 19, 1928 in Washington, D.C.
  • McCurry, Joseph  1st Sergeant – H – Left shoulder – appointed sergeant major August 1, 1876 but reverted to 1st sergeant two months later
  • McLaughlin, Thomas – Sergeant – H – Left forearm – died March 3, 1886 in the North Dakota Hospital for the Insane.
  • Morrison, John – Private – G – Right thumb – discharged as a private with a good character on May 20, 1880 at Fort Meade, DT
  • Murray, Thomas – Sergeant – B – Not disclosed – awarded Medal of Honor – died of consumption August 4, 1888 in Washington, D.C.
  • Petring, Henry – Private – G – Eye and hip – one the eleven men with Herendeen left in the timber,
  • Pigford, Edward – Private – M – Right hip and right forearm – discharged October 15, 1876 for enlisting underage
  • Pym, James  – Private – B – Right ankle – awarded Medal of Honor – shot dead by a cowboy on November 29, 1893 in Miles City, MT
  • Ramell, William – Trumpeter – H – Face – reenlisted in several different regiments under different names – died June 21, 1924 in Bayonne, NJ
  • Shields, William M –  Saddler – E – Buttock – promoted and reduced to private on numerous occasions – died September 6, 1888 at Fort Sill, Indian Territory
  • Varnum. Charles A – 2nd Lieutenant – A – Both legs (slightly) – awarded Medal of Honor for action at White Clay Creek, SD, 30 December 1890
  • Voit, Otto – Saddler – H – Left leg – awarded Medal of Honor – promoted to saddler sergeant January 1, 1879
  • Wagoner, John C – Chief Packer – Quartermaster Dept. – Forehead – unconscious until next day – carried a bullet in his head for years
  • Wiedman, Charles T – Private – M – Left thigh – received a pension for gunshot wounds and Bright’s disease on November 14, 1918
  • Williams, William C – Private – H – Left hip – appointed a captain in the 13th Ohio Infantry, Ohio National Guard on March 23, 1886
  • Wrangel, Charles – Private – H – Buttock – real name ‘Windolph’, orderly to Captain Frederick Benteen, awarded Medal of Honor. The last U.S. soldier survivor of the battle. Died age 98, Lead, SD, March 11, 1851
  • White Swan (Crow) – Private – Indian Scouts – Right wrist (fractured) and thigh – returned to family July 8, 1876. Died August 4, 1904
  • Compiled by Peter Russell – Updated 27 April 2018

 

  • It should be noted that:
  • The U.S. Army produced an ‘official list’ of the wounded at Little Big Horn which was recorded by Dr John M. Williams, Chief Medical Officer of General Alfred Terry’s Dakota Column – “Classified Return of Wounds and Injuries Rec’d in Action on 25 & 26 days of June 1876 at Battle of Little Big Horn MT,” National Archives & Records Administration, Record Group 94, Reports on Diseases and Individual Cases, 1841-1893, Entry 624, File “F,” 1861-1889: Lists of casualties in various engagements (“Transferred to Hospital  Ft. A. Lincoln D.T. July 3/76”).
  • Many of the names in this Return differ from those given at enlistment.
  • It would seem that Dr Williams completed his report on or after July 12, 1876 as Michael Madden, Company K, is shown with the rank of sergeant, an appointment that though effective from June 26, was not made until July 12.
  • Dr Williams’ list confirms that thirty-nine troopers were indeed transported on the Far West on July 3, 1876.

[2] Widows and children of men killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, 25-26 June 1876

Elizabeth Bacon Custer, widow of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer (above). Hattie Dose Garlick Ackerman, daughter of Trumpeter Henry Dose, Company G (right).

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  • WIDOWS and CHILDREN of men killed in the Battle – updated 18 May 2018
  • Deceased – Rank – Company/Unit – Country of Birth – Widow – Children
  • Allan, Fred E – Private – C – England – Mary Hamilton Fletcher – Harry
  • Baker, William H – Private – E – USA – Nancy E Broadway (divorced) – Minnie
  • Bloody Knife – Guide – QMD – USA (Dakota Terr.) – She Owl – a son
  • Bobo, L Edwin – 1st Sergeant – C – USA – Missouri Ann Wycoff* – Charles; Frank
  • Bob-tailed Bull – Private – Indian Scouts – USA (Dakota Terr.) – Bear Woman – 3 children
  • Bouyer, Mitch – Interpreter – QMD – USA (Dakota Terr.) – Magpie Outside* – Mary; Thomas
  • Botzer, Edward – Sergeant (Actg 1st Sgt) – Germany – “Mrs Brushes’ daughter” – Charley
  • Butler, James – 1st Sergeant – L – USA – Mary ? – None
  • Calhoun, James – 1st Lieutenant  – C – USA – Margaret Emma Custer* – None
  • Crisfield, William B – Private – L – England – Mary Blanchton* – Edward; Albert; Paul
  • Custer, George A – Lieutenant Colonel – Staff – USA – Elizabeth Bacon – None
  • Custer, Thomas W – Captain – C – USA – Not married – Thomas
  • Darris, John – Private E – USA – Mary E Topping – 2 children
  • DeWolf, James M – Actg Asst Surgeon – Staff – USA – Frances J Downing* – None
  • Dorman, Isaiah – Interpreter – QMD – USA – Celeste St Pierre – Baptiste; Maria Celeste; Henry
  • Dose, Henry – Trumpeter – G – Germany – Anna Elizabeth Hahn (aka Fettis)* – Hattie; Charles
  • Downing, Thomas P – Private – I – Ireland – Not married – a daughter
  • Finley, Jeremiah – Sergeant – C – Ireland – Ellen E Boyer* – Mary Ellen; William; Jeremiah
  • Gilbert, William H – Corporal – L – USA – Mary Kittinger* – Rudy
  • Harrington, Henry – 2nd Lieutenant – C – USA – Grace Berard – Grace; Harry
  • Hohmeyer, Frederick – 1st Sergeant – E – Germany – Mary ? – Lizzie; William; Lena; Nellie
  • Hughes, Francis T – Private – L – USA – Mary Jane Madden – William; Francis; Charles
  • Hughes, Robert H – Sergeant – K – Ireland – Annie ? – Maggie (step-daughter); Miles; Thomas.
  • Kelley, Patrick3 – Private – I – Ireland – Ellen Flynn – Susan; Ellen (step-daughters)
  • Kellogg, Marcus H – Civilian Reporter – Staff – Canada – Martha Robinson (dec’d) – Cora; Martha
  • Kelly, John – Private – F – USA – Not known – 3 children
  • Klein, Gustav – Private – F – Germany – Not known – Anton; Catharina; Mathias; Franziska
  • Kramer, William – Trumpeter – C – USA – Elnora ? – Oren
  • Little Brave4 – Private – Indian Scouts – USA (Dakota Terr.) – Not known – Not known
  • McElroy, Thomas – Trumpeter – E – Ireland  – Nora Sullivan* – Thomas
  • McIlhargey, Archibald – Private – I – Ireland  – Johanna (Josie) Lee* – Archibald; Rosalie
  • McIntosh, Donald – 1st Lieutenant – G – Canada – Mary Garrett – None
  • Mitchell, John E – Private – I – Ireland – Catherine Agnes Clemens (aka Hughes) – Anna; Catherine
  • Porter, James E – 1st Lieutenant – I – USA – Eliza Frances Westcott – David; James
  • Post, George – Private – I – USA – Maggie ? – None
  • Rogers, Walter B – Private – L – USA – Emma ? – None
  • Smith, Algernon E – 1st Lieutenant – A – USA – Henrietta Bowen – None
  • Staples, Samuel F – Corporal – I – USA – Annie ? – None
  • Symms, Darwin – Private – I – Canada – Isabell Smith – None
  • Warner, Oscar T – Private – C – USA – Sarah ? – None
  • Way, Thomas N – Private – F – USA – Rebecca ? – None
  • Wells, Benjamin J – Farrier – C – USA – Sarah ? – Charles
  • Wild, John – Corporal – I – USA – Annie Dawson – None
  • Wilkinson, John K – Sergeant – F – USA – Anna Howard* – None
  • Yates, George W M – Captain – F – USA – Annie Gibson Roberts – George; Bessie; Milnor

 

  • 45 Husbands/fathers – 42 Widows – and 63 Children/step-children
  • Notes:
  • *   Indicates remarried.
  • 1.  Real name Alfred Ernest Allen
  • 2.  The only reference to Botzer being married and having a child is in a letter from Captain Albert Barnitz to his wife dated 5 July 1868.
  •       As no widow’s or minor’s army pension was ever applied for, the sergeant’s inclusion in this list must therefore remain in doubt.
  • 3.  Real name Edward H. Kelly. Listed as PAT’K KELLY on the battle monument.
  • 4.  Listed as LITTLE SOLDIER on the battle monument.
  • In the Medical History of Fort Abraham Lincoln, Asst. Surgeon J. Van D. Middleton reported: “There were 24 women who have been made widows by this disaster.” Lieut. Edward Godfrey wrote that there were 39 widows at Fort Lincoln, which was likely to be correct. There were three widows at Fort Totten but none at Fort Rice. The wife of Private Fred Allan, and possibly one or two others, were not at Fort Lincoln at the time of the battle. 
  • Note: The author wishes to establish an accurate database of the widows and the children made fatherless as a result of the Battle of Little Big Horn.  As stated in the Introduction page on this website, any amendments, corrections or additional information to the above list would be most gratefully received, via the ‘get in touch’ form on the Contact page.

[3] Men left behind at Fort Abraham Lincoln & Fort Rice, 17 May 1876

The Custer House, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, North Dakota.

  • Name – Rank – Company – Reason (detached duty, confinement, sick or other) – Country of Origin

 

  • FORT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • Anderson, George – Private – K – Sick – Canada
  • Arnold, Herbert – Private – C – Company property – USA
  • Avery, Charles E – Private – H – In confinement – USA
  • Bauer, Jacob – Private – K  – Sick – Germany
  • Blair, James – Private –  K – Company property & garden – USA
  • Bruns, August – Private – E – Company garden – Germany
  • Carroll, Daniel – Sergeant – B – Acting Post 1st Sergeant – USA
  • Cody, John – Corporal – A – Discharged 19 May 1876 – USA
  • Colwell, John E – Private – L – Sick – USA
  • Conlan, Michael – Corporal – I – Company Garden – USA
  • Corcoran, John – Private – C – In confinement – England
  • Corwine, Robert W – Sergeant – A -Waiting transportation – USA
  • Coveney, Michael –Private – A – Deserted 17 May 1876 – Ireland
  • Day, Clarence F – Private – D – Discharged 19 May 1876 – USA
  • Dooley, Patrick – Private – K – Sick – Ireland
  • Downing, Alexander – Private – F – Band property & garden – USA
  • Drago, Henry – Sergeant – F – Company property – USA
  • Findeisen, Hugo – Sergeant – L – Company garden – Germany
  • Fox, Frederick – Private – I – Post bakery – Germany
  • Gilbert, Julius – Private – E – Company garden – France
  • Grimes, Andrew – Private – I – Company garden – USA
  • Gunther, Julius – Private – K – Sick – Germany
  • Haack, Charles L – Private – I – Sick – Germany
  • Hall, Edward – Private – D – Company garden – USA
  • Hayward, George – Saddler – I – Sick – Canada
  • Hood, Charles – Private – H – Sick – USA
  • Kerr, Dennis – Private – A – Company garden – Ireland
  • Klawitter, Ferdinand – Private – B – Orderly to Mrs Elizabeth Custer – Germany
  • Klein, Nikolaus – Private – F – Company property & garden – Germany
  • Kneubuhler, Joseph – Private – Band – Company garden – Switzerland
  • Laden, Joseph – Private – G – Sick – Ireland
  • Lambertin(e), Frank – Private – H – Sick – Germany
  • Lawler, James-Private  – G – With Quartermaster – Ireland
  • Lieberman, Andrew – Private -K – Deserted 25 May 1876 – Germany
  • Lloyd, Frank J – Sergeant  – G – Acting Post Sergeant Major – England
  • Lombard, Frank – Private  – Band – Sick – Italy
  • Lovett, Meredith – Private  – C – In confinement – USA
  • McCall, Joseph – Corporal – I – Company property & garden – USA
  • McCann, Patrick – Private  – E – In confinement – Ireland
  • McCreedy, Thomas – Private – C – Company property & garden – Ireland
  • McGinnis, John – Private – I – Sick – Ireland
  • Meineke, Ernst – Private – F – Company property & garden – Germany
  • Merritt, George A – Private – Band – Company property – USA
  • Miller, Edwin – Sergeant – C – Company property – Germany
  • Miller, William – Private – I – Company property – USA
  • Mueller, William – Private – D  -Company property – Germany
  • O’Neill, James – Private – B – Sick – England
  • Rush, Thomas – Sergeant – D – Sick – USA
  • Saas, Thomas W – Private – I – Company garden – Germany
  • Sprague, Otto – Private -L – Company garden – USA
  • Thomas, Herbert P – Private – I – Quartermaster – Wales
  • Thompson, Morris – Private – E – Company Garden – USA
  • Thorp, Michael  -Private – F – Band – property & garden – USA
  • Vahlert, Jacob – Private – C – Sick – Germany
  • Weis(s), John – Private – A – Company garden – USA
  • Wells, John S – Sergeant -E – Company property [furlough 5 June 1876] – USA
  • Woodruff, Jerry -Private – E – Company garden – USA
  • Total = 57
  • FORT RICE
  • Marshall, John M – Farrier – H – Company property & garden – England
  • Pittet, Francis – Private – H -Sick – Switzerland
  • Tapley, David – Private –  H – Sick – England [Ireland?]
  • Wood, William M – Farrier – M – Company property & garden – USA
  • Zametzer, John – Private – M – Sick – Germany
  • Total = 5

[4] Men not on the campaign nor at Fort Abraham Lincoln or Fort Rice, 25 June 1876

Edward Garlick. Date unknown. Courtesy of Fort Meade Museum, Sturgis South Dakota.

Major Joseph Greene Tilford (1828-1911)

  • Name – Rank – Company – Reason for Absence – Location – Country of Origin
  • Abos, James A – Private – B – In confinement for desertion, Fort Richardson, TX – USA
  • Bell, James M – 1st Lieutenant– D – Leave of absence since 24 March 1876 – USA
  • Borter, Ludwig – Private – A – In confinement for desertion, Columbus Barracks, OH – USA
  • Braden, Charles – 1st Lieutenant – L – Sick leave since 13 March 1875 – USA
  • Carter, Cassuis R – Trumpeter – G – Det. Serv. at Shreveport, LA – USA
  • Craycroft, William T – 1st Lieutenant – B – Det. Serv. from April 1876 in KY – USA
  • Eckerson, Edwin P – 2nd Lieutenant – L – En route to join company – USA
  • Farber, Conrad – Private – I – Det. Serv. at Dept. HQ at St Paul, MN – Hungary
  • Flood, Phillip – Private – G – Sick leave since 27 April 1875, lunatic asylum Washington, D.C. – Ireland
  • Garlick, Edward – 1st  Sergeant – G – Leave of absence in England since 14 April 1876 – England
  • Garlington, Ernest A – 2nd Lieutenant – H – On graduation leave from USMA (West Point) – USA
  • Hale, Owen – Captain – K – Recruiting duty at St Louis – USA
  • Harris, Leonard A – Private – F – In confinement for desertion, Newport, KY – USA
  • Harrison, Alexander – Private – K – In confinement, St Louis – USA
  • Hutter, Anton – Private – E – Sick leave since 19 June 1872, lunatic asylum Washington, D.C. – Germany
  • Ilsley, Charles S – Captain – E – Aide-de-camp to General John Pope since Jan. 1868 – USA
  • Jackson, Henry – 1st Lieutenant – F – Det. Serv. in office of Chief Signal Officer, Washington, D.C. – USA
  • Knapp, Samuel S – Private – L – En route from St Louis Barracks – USA
  • Larned, Charles W – 2nd Lieutenant – F – Det. Serv. at USMA (West Point) – USA
  • Lewis, David W – Private – B – In confinement for desertion, Fort Barrancas, FL – USA
  • McDonough, James – Private – G – Awaiting assignment at St Louis Barracks – USA
  • Merrill, Lewis – Major – Staff – Det Serv. from March 1876 as Chief of Staff of the President
  • of Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA – USA
  • Muller, John– Private – H – In confinement for desertion, Columbus Barracks, OH – Germany
  • Nave, Andrew H – 2nd Lieutenant – I – Sick leave since 14 July 1874 – USA
  • Porter, John – Private – I – In confinement for desertion, Columbus Barracks, OH – USA
  • Sheridan, Michael V – Captain – L – Aide-de-camp to Lt Gen Philip H. Sheridan (his brother)
  • since 18 February 1871 – USA
  • Sorden , Thomas – Private – G – En route from St Louis Barracks – Finland
  • Sturgis, Samuel D – Colonel – Cmdg Regiment – Det. Ser. at GMRS Cavalry Depot, St Louis
  • from 1 Oct. 1874 – USA
  • Sweeney, William – Private – F – In confinement for theft, Bismarck Jail, DT – USA
  • Tilford, Joseph G – Major – Staff – Leave of absence from 25 Oct. 1875 – USA
  • Tourtellotte, John E – Captain – G – Aide-de-camp to General William T. Sherman
  • since 31 Dec. 1870 -USA
  • Walsh, Michael J – Private – H – In confinement for desertion, Jackson Barracks,
  • New Orleans – Ireland
  • Total = 32                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • The author acknowledges the invaluable information contained in Military Register of Custer’s Last Command (2009), by (the late) Roger L. Williams, The Arthur H. Clark Company, Oklahoma; Men With Custer: Biographies of the 7th Cavalry (2010), edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association, Inc., Hardin, MT, to both volumes of which he had made a personal contribution.

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