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Pvt James Brogan
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Birth: 1849
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt Brogan enlisted into the US Army on March 15, 1871. At the time of his enlistment he was described as 21 yrs old, 5'8", brown hair, hazel eyes & a ruddy complexion. His civilian occupation was teamster.

On April 10, 1871, he was assigned to F Company, 7th US Cavalry at Taylor Barracks, Louisville KY. His daily duties were reported to be herding company horses & cattle, quartermaster teamster & cook.

Brogan's enlistment expired on March 15, 1876 at Ft Lincoln, Dakota Territory. He reenlisted on April 1, 1876 at Ft Seward, Dakota Territory. He was assigned to Company E, 7th US Cavalry.

Brogan was killed during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. His body was not identified after the battle. It is likely that he was first buried where his unidentified remains were found.

Lakota & Cheyenne acounts of the battle, as well as later battlefield excavations, revealed that Company E conducted what appeared to be a well organized & hard fought rear guard action towards Last Stand Hill.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill. 
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
 
Maintained by: Randy
Originally Created by: gordonphilbin
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60309237
Pvt James Brogan
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Pvt James Brogan
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Pvt James Brogan
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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, Private Brogan.
- Don J
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012

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