1SGT James Bustard

1SGT James Bustard

Birth
Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 32)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave
Memorial ID 16222845 · View Source
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1st Sgt Bustard was described as 5'6", hazel eyes, light hair with a fair complexion. His listed civilian occupation was clerk.

He enlisted into the US Army on March 19, 1867 in New York, NY. On April 9, 1867, Bustard was assigned to K Company, 10th US Infantry. On August 4, 1870, Bustard reenlisted & was assigned to I Company, 7th Cavalry at Ft Leavenworth KS. I Company was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, I Company was considered one of the most senior & competent companies in the 7th. Bustard was killed during the battle. Burial parties found Bustard remains near the body of Capt Keogh in an area between Calhoun Ridge & Last Stand Hill. He was likely first buried where he was found. In 1881, all known battlefield burials were removed to a mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 17 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16222845
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1SGT James Bustard (21 May 1844–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16222845, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .