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Private George Gaffney

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Private George Gaffney

Birth
Death 22 Nov 1916 (aged 71–72)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 21921204 View Source
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Born in 1844 at Cavan, County Cornan, Ireland
Died 27 November 1866 Soldiers Home, Washington D. C.

Enlisted in the 7th Cavalry on 19 November 1866. By 1876 he was a sargeant in Myle's Keogh's Company I. He did not participate in the Battle of the Little Big Horn, which saved his life, due to the fact tha Company C was annihilated that day. He was on detached service, probably at Powder River Depot or possibly even Fort Abraham Lincoln.

There is a possibility that he was in the military prior to the 7th Cavalry. There were three George Gaffney's that were in the Civil War.

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