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Lieut Henry Moore Harrington
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1849
Albion
Orleans County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Second Lieutenant, Company C, 7th US Cavalry. With Custer's Column during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was killed with Custer. His body was not identified, and it is believed that his body was buried in the mass grave with other enlisted soldiers at the Battle Monument.

The son of Shelly A. Harrington and Nancy K. Harrington, he entered the US Military Academy at West Point in July 1868, by appointment from Coldwater, Michigan. Graduated with the Class of 1872, ranking 19th of 57 graduates. Appointed 2nd Lt, 7th Cavalry, 14 June 1872. On 15 Nov 1872, he married Grace Bernard, daughter of John and Mary Bernard, of Highland Falls, NY. Two children: Grace Aileen (born 26 Dec 1873, Fort Abraham Lincoln, ND), and Harry Bernard (born 26 Sept 1874, Fort Rice, ND). In the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, and 1874 Black Hills Expedition. On winter station at Fort Rice in 1873 and 1874. On leave of absence to Highland Falls, NY from 10 Oct 1875 to 9 March 1876. Departed Fort Abraham Lincoln with his unit on 17 April 1876 for the Sioux Campaign. Killed with Custer's men at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. As the Indians mutilated the bodies of the dead, he was not recognized, and it is believed that he was buried in the mass grave where the Battle Monument now stands.  
 
Burial:
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Body not recovered
 
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Oct 24, 2001
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Lieut Henry Moore Harrington
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Lieut Henry Moore Harrington
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Lieut Henry Moore Harrington
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