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Pvt Patrick Bruce
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Birth: 1844
County Cork, Ireland
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Bruce enlisted into the US Army on October 29, 1864 in New York, NY. He was described, at the time of his enlistment, as 20 years old, blue eyes, brown hair, 5'7" tall with a fair complexion. His listed civilian occupation was laborer.

During the Civil War he served with Company C, 7th US Infantry Regiment. His daily duties were listed as cook.

After the Civil War, Bruce re-enlisted several times and was assisgned to posts in the Indian Territory and Gainsville Fl with the 6th US Infantry,

On May 1, 1876, he re-enlisted for another five years. Bruce was assigned to Company F, 7th US Cavalry at Ft Lincoln Dakota Territory.

Bruce was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. His body was not identified after the battle. It is likley that his remains were buried where they had been found on the battlefield.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on 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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Pvt Patrick Bruce
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Pvt Patrick Bruce
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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 Bruce.
- Don J
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012

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