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Edward Davern
Sergeant, United States Army
Orderly for Major Marcus Reno At
The Battle of the Little Big Horn
In the valley and hilltop fights, Battle of the Little Big Horn:

Born: Limerick, Ireland. Enlisted: August 12, 1872, at age 26, in Louisville, Kentucky, by Lieutenant William Cooke. Lieutenant Edward Godfrey wrote, "During the retreat, Private Davern, Troop F, had a hand-to-hand conflict with an Indian; his horse was killed; he then shot the Indian, caught the Indian's pony, and rode to the command."

Private Davern was appointed Sergeant on Special Order Number 78, Headquarters, 7th Cavalry, September 25, 1876, to date from September 27, 1876. Discharged on August 12, 1877, at Camp Yellowstone, Montana Territory, upon expiration of service, as a Sergeant of excellent character.

He re-enlisted and was on duty at Fort Totten, Dakota Territory. Testified at the Reno Court of Inquiry in Chicago on January 29-30, 1879. Regimental Order Number 60, September 15, 1887, continued Corporal Davern, as he re-enlisted in the grade of Corporal.

He had gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion and was 5' 6" in height. Died August 10, 1896, and is buried in Section 13 of Arlington National Cemetery.


DAVERN, EDWARD
 PVT F 7TH US CAV
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 08/10/1896
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT:   SECTION 13 SITE 13328
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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