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The Germans In The Seventh U.S. Cavalry At The Battle Of The Little Bighorn, Albert Winkler Jan 2013

The Germans In The Seventh U.S. Cavalry At The Battle Of The Little Bighorn, Albert Winkler

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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 ...