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George Yates
George Yates

George Yates (February 26, 1843June 25, 1876) was an officer in the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment and was killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links George_Yates. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links George_Yates. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The 7th United States Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army cavalry unit, whose lineage traces back to the mid-19th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Battle of the Little Bighorn—which is also called Custers Last Crap and Custer Massacre and, in the parlance of the relevant Native Americans, the Battle of the Greasy Grass—was an armed engagement between a Lakota-Northern Cheyenne combined force and the 7th...


Life

George Walter Yates was born in 1843 in New York. He met George Armstrong Custer in Monroe, Michigan and they became close friends. During the American Civil War, Yates was a 2nd Lieutenant and Custer got him placed on General Alfred Pleasonton's staff. Yates earned some brevets for his actions during the war. 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18... George Armstrong Custer George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was an American cavalry commander in the Civil War and the Indian Wars who is best remembered for his defeat and death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn against a coalition of Native American tribes, led by... Monroe is a city located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-three mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right...


After the war, Yates was appointed to Captain in the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Custer and given command of F. Company. He was a member of the so-called "Custer Clan" or "Custer Gang" of close-knit friends and relatives of the General. The 7th United States Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army cavalry unit, whose lineage traces back to the mid-19th century. ...


Yates was killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn and fell near Custer. He is said to have taken command of the battalion after the fight at the ford where Custer was wounded. He is buried in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Jump to: navigation, search The Battle of the Little Bighorn—which is also called Custers Last Crap and Custer Massacre and, in the parlance of the relevant Native Americans, the Battle of the Greasy Grass—was an armed engagement between a Lakota-Northern Cheyenne combined force and the 7th... In 1827, Colonel Henry Leavenworth established a post on the bluffs overlooking the western bank of the Missouri River to protect the fur trade, safeguard commerce on the Santa Fe Trail and maintain the peace among the inhabitants. ...


Sources

  • Classic Battles: Little Big Horn 1876, Peter Panzieri, ISBN 185532458X
  • Crazy Horse and Custer, Stephen E. Ambrose, 1975, ISBN 0385479662
  • Cavalier in Buckskin, Robert M. Utley, 1988, ISBN 0806121505
  • Custer: A Soldier's Story, D.A. Kinsley, 1967, ISBN 0883940744
  • The Custer Autograph Album, John M. Carroll, 1994, ISBN 093270297X

 
 

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