US Army Medical Department Journal|
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,
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)
Dr. Austerman is the Historian, U.S. Army Medical Department
Center and School, Fort
Sam Houston, TX.
Contributed By: Charlene (Sallee) Sidwell