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Pvt John Burke
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Birth: 1852
Oneida
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Private, Company L, 7th Cavalry. Killed with Custer's Column at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Originally born as Oscar F. Pardee, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps on 29 August 1873, and deserted the Marines on 28 Sept 1873. The next day, he enlisted in the US Army under the alias of John Burke, and was assigned to the 7th US Cavalry. He had brown eyes, brown hair, and was 5' 9" tall. He never married. His mother received his pension of 8 dollars until her death in 1895. Originally, his body was buried on the battle field where he fell, and in June 1877, the bodies were reinterred into the mass grave, now located on top of Last Stand Hill. 
 
Burial:
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Buried in the mass grave.
 
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Sep 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5810413
Pvt John Burke
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Pvt John Burke
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Pvt John Burke
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
 
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- nancy murray
 Added: Nov. 16, 2009
Rest in Peace.
- Eamonn
 Added: Aug. 13, 2009
Remembered
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 15, 2008
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