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 Thomas Wilford Harrison

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Thomas Wilford Harrison

Birth
County Sligo, Ireland
Death 25 Dec 1917 (aged 67–68)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Grave 1, Lot 7, Section 12, Range 2,
Memorial ID 33847094 View Source
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Seventh U.S. Cavalry- Battle of the Little Big Horn-June 25, 1876. First enlistment from August 11, 1866 to August 9, 1871. Occupation listed as painter. Harrison participated in the Battle of the Washita in 1868 Under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. Second enlistment August 10, 1871 at Mt. Vernon, KY., Company D. He had blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion and was 5' 9 1/2" tall. Fought in the hill top fight on June 25 to 27th, 1876, Battle of the Little Big Horn. Recommended by Lt. Winfield Edgerly on May 21, 1878, for award for gallantry in action in Little Big Horn fight.

Civil occupation was guard at Fairmont Park, Philadelphia in 1876. Later worked as a watchmen in Horticulture Hall. Resided at 3333 Ridge Ave. and 907 South St.Recieved a pension of $10 per month for disability--loss of hearing. Married Margaret Fargus in Philadelphia. No children. She died on March 29, 1905. Attended the 7th Cavalry reunion held at Canadaigua, NY., on August 20-21, 1907. Died at reported age of 83 at 7:45 a.m. on December 25, 1917 in Philadelphia.

Harrison's bio listed in "Men With Custer" by Kenneth Hammer and "Custer & Company: Walter Camp's Notes On The Custer Fight" edited by Bruce Liddic & Paul Harbaugh.


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