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Sgt Frederick Wilkinson Nursey

Sgt Frederick Wilkinson Nursey

Birth
Suffolk, England
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 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 16202199 · View Source
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Sgt Nursey enlisted with the US Army on March 23, 1871 at Pittsburgh PA. He was described as 5-5, blue eyes, light hair, & a fair complexion.

On April 19, 1871, Nursey was assigned to the 7th US Cavalry as an unassigned recruit at Taylor Barracks KY. On May 27, 1871, he was assigned to F Company 7th Cavalry at Louisville KY. His daily duties were company clerk. In July 1872, Nursey was promoted to corporal. In October 1872, he was promoted to sergeant. His daily duties were acting company quartermaster sergeant.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company F was assigned to LTC Custer's battalion. Nursey was killed at the battle. His body was not identified. It is likely his unidentified remains were 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: 15 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16202199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Frederick Wilkinson Nursey (Dec 1848–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16202199, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .