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Capt Myles Walter Keogh
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1840
County Carlow, Ireland
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA


Captain, Commanding Company I, 7th US Cavalry, at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, where he was killed in action, along with Major General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry.

The son of John Keogh and Margarete Blanchfield Keogh, he was born at Orchard House, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, St. Patrick Battalion, Papal Guard, at Ancona, Italy, on 7 Aug 1860, and remained at the Vatican until 20 Feb 1862. Awarded 2 medals: Pro Petri Sede and the Cross of St. Gregory. In April 1862, he moved to the United States, where he was appointed Captain, US Volunteers, on 9 April 1862, and served on the staff of General John Buford. When Buford died in December 1863, he joined General George Stoneman's staff and was promoted to Major. Brevetted Lt. Col, US Volunteers, while commanding the 11th Kentucky Cavalry. In 30 battles during the Civil War. After the war, he joined the 7th Cavalry as a Captain, in 1866. During the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, he commanded an ad-hoc battalion, consisting of Companies C, I, and L, when Custer split the command. These units were wiped out on Last Stand Hill, along with General Custer. Keogh was the owner of Comanche, the surviving horse of the battle. Keogh's watch was recovered in Feb 1877, and returned to friends of his in Europe, as he was unmarried.

 
 
Burial:
Fort Hill Cemetery
Auburn
Cayuga County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Dec 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6050609
Capt Myles Walter Keogh
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Brave and gallant.
- steve shodin
 Added: Dec. 30, 2012
Your valorous and gallant service will never be forgotten.
- The Rebel Innovator
 Added: Nov. 12, 2012
A Born Soldier...
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