The Battle of the Little Bighorn 1876, German Americans, 7th Cavalry, United States Cavalry, George Armstrong Custer
About 15% or 131 men assigned to the Seventh Cavalry in June 1876 were born in Germany. A total of 78 of these men fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and 36 of these men were killed in action. The Germans in the Seventh Cavalry enjoyed a fine reputation as good soldiers, most of them were listed as having “excellent character,” and three of them were awarded the Medal of Honor for their action at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This article deals with many issues including these men’s backgrounds, the condition of their lives, their height and weight, their age, and their longevity.
Original Publication Citation
Winkler, A. (2013). The Germans in the Seventh U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Greasy Grass, 29, 10-20.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Winkler, Albert, "The Germans in the Seventh U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn" (2013). All Faculty Publications. 1855.
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