They Rode With Custer – Arlington National Cemetry

The Battle of the Little Big Horn, which took place on June 25, 1876 and which resulted in the virtual destruction of elements of the Seventh United States Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Colonel (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer, is one of the most famous in American history.

A number of the men who took part in that battle, or who were assigned to the Seventh Cavalry at the time, are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Brief biographies of these American fighting men can be viewed through the simple click of your mouse on the names below.


“June 25th, 1876 General Custer, his two brothers his nephew and all his men (7th cavalry) were
killed.” Copyrighted 1889 by Kurz & Allison, art publishers, 76 & 78 Wabash Ave. Chicago, U.S.A.”

Albert Trorillo Siders Barnitz, Captain, Not Involved In Little Big Horn – Retired Of Wounds Received
Frederick William Benteen, Captain (Later Brigadier General)
Edward Davern, Sergeant
John Dolan, Corporal
Winfield Scott Edgerly, Lieutenant (Later Brigadier General)
Ernest Albert Garlington – Later Brigadier General & Medal of Honor Winner
Frederick Henry Gehrmann, Private, 7th US Cavalry
Francis Marion Gibson – Captain, Rescue Party Of 7th Cavalry
Edward Settle Godfrey – Brigadier General, Medal of Honor Recipient
Luther Rector Hare – Brigadier General – With Reno At The Battle
David W. Lewis – Sergeant, 7th US Cavalry
Clement A. Lounsberry, Colonel – Civil War, Newapaperman In Dakota, Reported On Custer
Edward Gustave Mathey, Lieutenant Colonel, In Command Of The Pack Train
Thomas Mower McDougall, Major – Pack Train Escort & Hilltop Fight
Donald McIntosh – First Lieutenant, Killed-In-Action At Little Big Horn
Lewis Merrill, Major & Brevet Brigadier General
Fred Myers – Private, Medal of Honor
Thomas O'Neill, First Sergeant – Valley & Hilltop Battles
Michael Vincent Sheridan, Brigadier General
Joseph Green Tilford, Brigadier General

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