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Pvt Joseph F Broadhurst
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Birth: 1852
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt Broadhurst was described as 5'5", brown eyes, dark hair, ruddy complexion. His listed civilian occupation was weaver. He enlisted into the army on September 22, 1873 at Philadelphia PA.

On October 22, 1873, Broadhurst reported for duty at Ft Totten, Dakota Territory. He was assigned to Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Company I was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh. Between February 18, 1875 & March 1876, Broadhurst's status was sick quarters due to a "continual groin injury."

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company I was attached to LTC George Armstrong Custer's battalion. Broadhurst was killed sometime during the fighting.

After battle most of Company I was found in a low area between Calhoun Hill & Last Stand Hill.

Broadhurst's body was not identified. It is likely that his remains were buried on the battlefield where they had been found. In 1881 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 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16166142
Pvt Joseph F Broadhurst
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Pvt Joseph F Broadhurst
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Pvt Joseph F Broadhurst
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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 Broadhurst.
- Don J
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012

- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 10, 2010
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