Sgt. Caddle was fortunate to have been on supply detail at the time of the battle, attending to a steamship on the Powder River when all of the troops with Custer's battalion including his Co. I, were killed.
Caddle's best friend was a fellow trooper from Co I, Pvt Archibald MCILHARGEY, who was married with a young child. Caddle had pledged to take care of McIlhargey's family if he should be killed. Caddle married McIlhargey's widow, Josephine LEE, in 1877 or 1878. The widow had 2 children, Rosalie and Archibald, who, after her re-marriage, took the name of CADDLE. 8 more children were born to them.
If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck ~ it is probably a goose.