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Pvt Frank Braun

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Pvt Frank Braun

  • Birth 1848 Bern, Switzerland
  • Death 4 Oct 1876 Fort Abraham Lincoln, Morton County, North Dakota, USA
  • Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
  • Plot Section A, grave 571
  • Memorial ID 12880386

Private, Company M, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was the last soldier to die from wounds received at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

A native of Berne, Switzerland, he enlisted on September 23, 1875, at age 27, in Louisville, Kentucky, giving his previous occupation as Laborer. He had hazel eyes, fair hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 6 1/4 inches tall. At the beginning of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, his company was assigned to Reno's column, and he made the initial attack into the valley. Retreating with Reno's unit back up to Reno Hill, he was wounded in the left hip and grazed on his left cheek. He survived the battle, and along with other seriously wounded men, was evacuated aboard the steamer "Far West" back to Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota, where he died in the hospital.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 4 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12880386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Frank Braun (1848–4 Oct 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12880386, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .