The following information was provided by a family member. Dates differ in published biographies of those who served in the 7th Cavalry. See those biographies for more information about his various enlistments.
George H.(?) Blunt was born on January 11, 1845, in Baltimore, Maryland. He first enlisted in the U.S. Army in Baltimore on September 10, 1866, and he was assigned to Company K of the 7th Cavalry. He had a series of discharges and reenlistments over 30 years until his retirement with the rank of Sergeant on February 6, 1897. He was in the hilltop fight during the Battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25 and 26, 1876. He never married.
Sgt. Blunt lived at the Joyce Hotel in Baltimore after his retirement. Family members recalled him taking them to baseball games in the city. He died on November 23, 1905, in his hotel room of gas asphyxiation, which was ruled a suicide. It was said he grieved the death of his favorite sister, Annie Marie Blunt Reightler, who died three years previously, but the family did not accept the suicide ruling.
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