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Pvt Archibald "McEllargey" McIlhargey
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Birth: 1845, Ireland
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt McIlhargey was born in Antrim Ireland. He enlisted into the US Army on November 19, 1867. He was described as 5-5, black hair, brown eyes & dark complexion.

On November 19, 1872, after re-enlisting, he was assigned to Company I, 7th US Calvary. Company I was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh.

McIlhargey was married to a Josephine. They had two children, Archibald F & Rosalie.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, McIlhargey was assigned as Maj Reno's striker. When the Maj Reno's battalion began their attack, Reno sent McIlhargey as a courier to Custer's battalion. He carried the first message from Reno to Custer reporting that the "Indians" were in from of him (Reno) in strenght.

After the battle, McIlhargey's body was found on Last Stand Hill. He was buried, where he had fallen.

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
Plot: Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Oct 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16201572
Pvt Archibald McEllargey McIlhargey
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Pvt Archibald McEllargey McIlhargey
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I remember you, and all your descendants this day. You carried Major Reno's MESSAGE to Lt.Col. Custer in the face of overwhelming hostiles. You amazingly accomplished that mission, but died on that Last Stand (hill) where your body was found near G.A. Cus...(Read more)
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 Added: Apr. 10, 2016
Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord. Hebrews 12
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