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Richard Anderson Roberts

Also Known As: "missed the battle of the Little Big Horn"
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Son of William Milnor Roberts and Anna Barbara "Annie" Roberts
Brother of Anna Gibson Yates

Occupation: civilian herder and part-time correspondent for the New York Sun
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About Richard Anderson Roberts

Richard Roberts accompanied the Custer column to the Little Bighorn as a civilian herder and part-time correspondent for the New York Sun. He had to drop out 70 miles from the Little Bighorn when his pony gave out, thereby sparing his life. He was the brother-in-law of Captain George Yates who was killed in the battle.


member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity

- merchant connected with the Lidgerwood Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA

- was a merchant, journalist

- was Secretary to General George Armstrong Custer

- When General Custer got into trouble and was demoted, Richard became a pony herder. He missed the Massacre at Little Bighorn because his horse had gone lame.

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