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Pvt John O'Brien

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24–25)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave on Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 12832352 View Source
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Private, Company I, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was killed, along with General George A. Custer and most of the men of his unit, at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

He enlisted on June 8, 1873, at age 22, in Breckenridge, Minnesota. He listed his previous occupation as Laborer. He had blue eyes, dark brown hair, a light complexion, and was 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall. Initially the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, but the next year, the bodies were dug up and reburied in the mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill.

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