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Pvt George H “Grossi” Gross

Pvt George H “Grossi” Gross

Birth
Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 30–31)
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 16191536 · View Source
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Pvt Gross enlisted into the U.S. Army on November 11, 1872 in Pittsburgh PA. He was described as having blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion & was 5'6" tall. His civilian occupation was farmer.

On December 2, 1872, Gross reported for duty at Shelbyville KY & was assigned to Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Company I was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh. On April 20, 1873, Gross was listed as a deserter. He surrendered on November 15, 1873 at St Louis Barracks MO. He rejoined the 7th at Ft Lincoln Dakota Territory on July 6, 1874.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company I was attached to LTC George Armstrong Custer's battalion. Gross was killed during the fighting.

Two days after the battle burial details found most of Company I in an area between Calhoun Hill & Last Stand Hill in what appeared to be a skirmish line.

Gross' unidentified remains body were likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16191536
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George H “Grossi” Gross (1845–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16191536, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .