Randolph  County,  Indiana

Elihu  Clear

Contributed by LaMar Anderson

US Army Medical Department Journal
AMEDD Dateline

25, June
Surgeons George E. Lord and James DeWolfe were killed in action along with LTC
George A. Custer and 215 officers and men of Companies C, E, F, I, and L of the 7th U.S.
Cavalry in an engagement with Sioux and Cheyenne tribesmen on the Little Bighorn River,
Montana Territory.
Also slain were medical orderlies John J. Callahan, Junius Helmer, and *Elihu Clear. Doctor
William R. Porter and medical orderlies Harry Abbotts and William E. Robinson survived to
treat the 60 wounded men of Companies A, B, D, G, and H.
It took the 4 2 most severely wounded cases 11 days to reach the nearest post-hospital at
Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory. By that time three men had died in transit. (1876)

Author Information
Dr. Austerman is the Historian, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort
Sam Houston, TX.

Contributed By: Charlene (Sallee) Sidwell

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