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Pvt George Brown Mask

Pvt George Brown Mask

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26–27)
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 16201198 · View Source
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Pvt Mask enlisted into the US Army on November 15, 1872 at Pittsburgh PA. He was described as 5-4, brown hair, gray eyes with a fair complexion. His listed civilian occupation was moulder.

On December 9, 1872, he was assigned to Company B, 7th US Cavalry at Spartanburg NC. His daily duties were listed as cook & mail carrier.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company B was assigned to Maj Reno's battalion. At the time of the battle, Company B had the largest number new men.

Mask was killed during the battle. There were several reports that he had been killed while getting water from the Little Bighorn River...& his body was washed away.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 15 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16201198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George Brown Mask (1849–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16201198, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .