The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
Pvt John Burke

Pvt John Burke

Birth
Oneida, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 26 Jun 1876 (aged 23–24)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Buried in the mass grave.
Memorial ID 5810413 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Private, Company L, 7th Cavalry. Killed with Custer's Column at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Originally born as Oscar F. Pardee, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps on 29 August 1873, and deserted the Marines on 28 Sept 1873. The next day, he enlisted in the US Army under the alias of John Burke, and was assigned to the 7th US Cavalry. He had brown eyes, brown hair, and was 5' 9" tall. He never married. His mother received his pension of 8 dollars until her death in 1895. Originally, his body was buried on the battle field where he fell, and in June 1877, the bodies were reinterred into the mass grave, now located on top of Last Stand Hill.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 29 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5810413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Burke (1852–26 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5810413, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .