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Pvt James McDonald
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Birth: 1853
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt McDonald enlisted into the US Army on September 29, 1875, in Boston MA. He was described as 5-6, grey eyes, brown hair with a fair complexion.

On October 25, 1875, he was assigned to Company A, 7th US Cavalry at Ft Lincoln, Dakota Territory.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company A was assigned to Maj Reno's Battalion. McDonald was killed sometime during the battle. Various surviving soldier accounts reported McDonald as either being killed during the Valley Fight or on Reno's Bluff. His remains were never found.

It is likely McDonald's unidentified remains were buried where they were found. In 1881, all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill.

On November 19, 1885, his mother was awarded a pension. 
 
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 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16201342
Pvt James McDonald
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Pvt James McDonald
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God hold you safely in His loving arms, cousin
- Dr. William McDonald
 Added: Jan. 3, 2016

- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 15, 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: Oct. 29, 2010
 
 
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