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Grave of Lieutenant J.J. Crittenden, Little Bighorn Battlefield
Grave of Lieutenant J.J. Crittenden, Little Bighorn Battlefield
TitleGrave of Lieutenant J.J. Crittenden, Little Bighorn Battlefield
Date of Original192-?
DescriptionA view of the grave of Lieutenant John J. Crittenden on the Little Big Horn. Both the headstone and footstone are visible. Nearby, a stone marks the place where James Calhoun fell.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Cemeteries and graves
Historic sites
Subject (LCTGM)Graves
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Battlefields
Subject (LCSH)Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
Personal NameCrittenden, John J., d. 1876
Calhoun, James, 1845-1876
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Cavalry, 7th.
LocationLittle Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number00200-4x5-C509
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Biography/HistoryJohn J. Crittenden was a second lieutenant in the Seventh Cavalry, and was the son of Union general Thomas Leonidas Crittenden. James Calhoun was married to George Custer's sister Margaret, and was appointed First Lieutenant of the Seventh Cavalry. Calhoun's body was reinterred on the top of Custer Hill in 1877 where a granite memorial now stands. At the request of Crittenden's family, his body remained on the battlefield itself until 1931, when it was exhumed and reburied within the national cemetery grounds.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionRussell Reid Photograph Collection 00200
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00200-4x5-C509)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh002004x5C509
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