Mathey, Edward Gustave, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1876-1878, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1861 - 1896


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt. S. Kimbrow to remember Mathey, Edward Gustave (Civil War/indian Wars), LTC USA(Ret).

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Home Town
Last Address
Denver, Colorado

Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1915
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 3, Grave 2089

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Lt. Col. Edward Mathey served in the Army from 1861-1896. He rose to the rank of Major during the Civil War, mustering out in 1865. He tnen re-enlisted and was given the rank of 2nd Lt. with the 7th Cavalry on what was called the Sioux Campaign.

"On the day of the Little Bighorn, June 25, 1876, Mathey, the Company M lieutenant, was in charge of the pack train that carried ammunition and supplies for the troop. He survived on a bluff above the Little Bighorn River where Sioux and Cheyenne warriors held troops under the command of Reno and Benteen under siege for two days."

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Thom Hatch, The Custer Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Life of George Armstrong Custer and the Plains Indian Wars, Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania, 2001,  .pp. 249-250.
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Union Army7th Cavalry Regiment
  1862-1865, 11A, 81st Regiment Indiana Infantry
  1876-1878, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1861-1865 Civil War
  1876-1876 Black Hills War/Battle of the Little Bighorn
  1877-1877 Nez Perce War
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