8-11-21 Who am I and what's my connection

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Frederick William Benteen

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Benteen lead cavalry troopers, along with Reno, supporting George Armstrong Custer and his troopers at the Battle of Little Big Horn.


Edit - Benteen participated in the Battle of Wilson's Creek, but not Antietam or Brice's Cross Roads.

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I was a veteran of many Civil War battles, including Wilson’s Creek, Antietam and Brice’s Cross Roads where I tangled with Nathan Bedford Forrest and lost.

Who am I?
What connection did I have with the Battle of the Little Big Horn?

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Old "I don't care for him one pinch of owl dung", Samuel Sturgis. Sturgis was the colonel of the 7th Cavalry, but I do not recall if he was on active with it.

His son, James Sturgis was a 2nd lieutenant assigned to "E" Company, 7th Cavalry. His James Sturgis died at Little Big Horn, though his body was never found

Edit - Correct, FPT. Welcome to the trivia game.

Hope you'll come back and play again.

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1. Who am I ? Samuel Davis Sturgis

2. What connection did I have with the Battle of the Little Horn ? One of his sons, Second Lieutenant James Garland Sturgis, Company E, 7th US Cavalry, was killed in action at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. His body was not identified, and is believed buried with the enlisted soldiers in the mass grave at the Battlefield Monument.

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_D._Sturgis and https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5869453/james-garland-sturgis
 

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Samuel Davis Sturgeon
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https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/samuel-d-sturgis

Edit - No official answer has been given for the second part of the question and the official source does not mention the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Therefore, the second part of the question is being disregarded. Answers will be scored based on the first part of the question only.

The general's name was Sturgis, not Sturgeon.

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