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John King
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Birth: 1849
Basel
Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

King enlisted into the army at Cincinnati OH on September 22, 1875. He was described as 5'5", gray eyes, brown hair & a dark complexion. His civilian occupation was "horse shoer."

On October 21, 1875, King reported for duty at Ft Lincoln in the Dakota Territory & was assigned to Company C, 7th US Cavalry. He was given the duty of company blacksmith. Company C was commanded by two time Medal of Honor recipient Capt Tom Custer. Capt Custer was also the brother of LTC George A Custer.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company C was attached to LTC Custer's battalion. King was killed sometime during the fighting.

Two days after the battle 15 members of Company C, including two sergeants, were found on what had been the flanks of Company L on & near Calhoun Ridge.

King's unidentified remains were likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

King was survived by his mother, who was awarded a pension on November 18, 1876. 
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Oct 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16191969
John King
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John King
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John King
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- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 13, 2010
In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 19, 2011
 
 
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