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 George Howell

George Howell

Birth
Cold Springs, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 29–30)
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 16191906 · View Source
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Howell enlisted into the army at West Point, NY on February 7, 1868. He was described as 5'5", dark hair, gray eyes & a light complexion. His civilian occupation was harness maker.

He was assigned to Company B, Battalion Engineers at West Point. He was discharged after completing his enlistment on February 7, 1871.

On December 4, 1872, at New York NY, Howell reenlisted. On February 12, 1873, Howell reported for duty at Charlotte NC & was assigned to Company C, 7th US Cavalry. Company C was commanded by two time Medal of Honor recipient, Capt Tom Custer. Capt Custer was also the brother of LTC George A Custer. Howell became the company's saddler.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company C was attached to LTC Custer's battalion. Sometime during the fighting Horn was killed.

Two days after the battle 15 soldiers from the C Company, including two sergeants, were found on what had been the flanks of Company L, near Calhoun Ridge.

Howell's unidentified remains were likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield buials 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 16191906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Howell (1846–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16191906, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .