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Sgt James Bustard
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Birth: May 21, 1844
Donegal
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

1st Sgt Bustard was described as 5'6", hazel eyes, light hair with a fair complexion. His listed civilian occupation was clerk.

He enlisted into the US Army on March 19, 1867 in New York, NY. On April 9, 1867, Bustard was assigned to K Company, 10th US Infantry. On August 4, 1870, Bustard reenlisted & was assigned to I Company, 7th Cavalry at Ft Leavenworth KS. I Company was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, I Company was considered one of the most senior & competent companies in the 7th. Bustard was killed during the battle. Burial parties found Bustard remains near the body of Capt Keogh in an area between Calhoun Ridge & Last Stand Hill. He was likely first buried where he was found. In 1881, all known battlefield burials were removed 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
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Oct 17, 2006
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Sgt James Bustard
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Sgt James Bustard
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- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Oct. 28, 2014
Sgt. Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013

- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 11, 2010
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