Godfrey, Edward Settle, BG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1907-1907, Military Division of the Mississippi/Department of the Missouri
Service Years
1861 - 1907

Cavalry

Brigadier General


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1843
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Kalida
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Apr 01, 1932
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Grand Army of the Republic Badge Military Order of the Loyal Legion


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 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)Grand Army of the RepublicCongressional Medal Of Honor Society7th United States Cavalry Association
Medal of Honor
  1864, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) - Assoc. Page
  1865, Grand Army of the Republic
  1894, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1907, 7th United States Cavalry Association
  2014, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Black Hills War/Battle of the Little Bighorn
Start Year
1876
End Year
1876

Description
 June 25-26, 1876, The Battle of the Little Bighorn, known to the Lakota and other Plains Indians as the Battle of the Greasy Grass and commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred June 25–26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most prominent action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

The fight was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by several major war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull. The U.S. 7th Cavalry, including the Custer Battalion, a force of 700 men led by George Armstrong Custer, suffered a major defeat. Five of the 7th Cavalry's twelve companies were annihilated; Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law. The total U.S. casualty count included 268 dead and 55 severely wounded (six died from their injuries later), including four Crow Indian scouts and two Pawnee Indian scouts.

Public response to the Great Sioux War varied in the immediate aftermath of the battle, but over the next years and decades Custer and his troops became iconic, heroic figures in American history, a status that lasted into the 1960s. The battle, and Custer's actions in particular, have been studied extensively by historians.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1876
To Year
1876
 
Last Updated:
May 19, 2013
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
Marcus Reno
Frederick Benteen
Myles Moylan
Charles Varnum

   
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  24 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Bancroft, Neil (MOH), PV1, (1873-Present)
  • Goldin, Theodore (MOH), PV1, (1876-Present)
  • Martino, Giovanni Cristostimo, SGT, (1874-1904)
  • Pym, James (MOH), PV1, (1874-Present)
  • Reno, Marcus, BGEN, (1851-1880)
  • Roy, Stanislas, SGT, (1869-1901)
  • Stivers, Thomas (MOH), PV1, (1871-Present)
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