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 Henry Allen Bailey

Henry Allen Bailey

Birth
Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 16165500 · View Source
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Bailey enlisted into the US Army on October 24, 1872 at Springfield MA. He was described as 5'7", grey eyes, brown hair with a fair complexion. His civilian occupation was listed as blacksmith.

On July 5, 1873, Bailey reported for duty at Ft Snelling MN & was assigned to Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Company I was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company I was attached to Custer's Battalion. Sometime during the fighting Bailey was killed.

After the battle Bailey's body was not identified. It is likely that his unidentified remains were buried where they had been found on the battlefield.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

Just before departing on the campaign that would lead to his death, Bailey wrote to his sister "We expect to go after Sitting Bull and his cutthroats, and if old Custer gets after him he will give him the fits for all the boys are spoiling for a fight."


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 13 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16165500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Allen Bailey (25 Mar 1852–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16165500, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .