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Thomas J. Bucknell
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Birth: 1844
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Bugler Bucknell enlisted into the U.S. Army on August 24, 1870 in Cincinati OH. At the time of his enlistment Bucknell was described as 21 yrs old, gray eyes, light hair, light complexion & 5'8" tall. His listed civilian occupation was laborer.

On October 18, 1870, Bucknell was assigned as a bugler to Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry, Ft Stanton NM. When his enlistment expired on August 24, 1875, he was honorably discharged at FT Union NM. He re-enlisted on September 23, 1875 at Cincinati OH. On October 22, 1875, he was assigned as a bugler to Company C 7th U.S. Cavalry at Ft Lincoln in Dakota Territory.

On the morning of June 25, 1876, before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Bucknell had been assigned to the pack train. When the command was divided, Bucknell was returned to his company. Company C fought with Custer's column. Bucknell was killed at the battle. after the battle his body was not identified. It was likely his remains were first buried where they had been found on the battlefield.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill. 
Little Big Horn Battlefield
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Maintained by: Randy
Originally Created by: gordonphilbin
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
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Thomas J. Bucknell
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Thomas J. Bucknell
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Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013
Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as he understood it. He suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died. Rest in peace, Bugler Bucknell.
- Don J
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012

- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 11, 2010
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