9 novembre 2012

Edward D TESSIER (1847-1876)

«Private, Company L, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

He enlisted in the 7th Cavalry on 26 Nov 1866, listing his previous occupation as Clerk. He was 5 feet, 7 1/2 inches tall, with hazel eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion. He was with the 7th Cavalry through all of its campaigns, until his death. During the Sioux Campaign, his company was assigned to Custer's column, and was wiped out during its attack on the Indian Village. After the battle, the bodies of the dead soldiers were buried where they were found, and in 1877, the bodies were re-interred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill».
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Buried in the Mass Grave

Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Jan 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6085589

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