Corp George C. Morris

Birth
Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24)
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 12834237 · View Source
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Corporal, Company I, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was killed, along with General George A. Custer and most of his unit, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

He enlisted on October 26, 1872, at age 21, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He gave his previous occupation as Carriage Maker. He had brown eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet 5 3/4 inches tall. His mother, Hannah, received a pension of $12 per month until her death on December 21, 1914. During the battle, his company was assigned to the Custer column, and was wiped out by the afternoon of the first day of the three day battle. Initially, the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, but a year later, the bodies were dug up and reburied in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, where they rest today.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 31 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12834237
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp George C. Morris (4 Jul 1851–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12834237, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .