Pvt James Brogan

Pvt James Brogan

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26–27)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 60309237 · View Source
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Pvt Brogan enlisted into the US Army on March 15, 1871. At the time of his enlistment he was described as 21 yrs old, 5'8", brown hair, hazel eyes & a ruddy complexion. His civilian occupation was teamster.

On April 10, 1871, he was assigned to F Company, 7th US Cavalry at Taylor Barracks, Louisville KY. His daily duties were reported to be herding company horses & cattle, quartermaster teamster & cook.

Brogan's enlistment expired on March 15, 1876 at Ft Lincoln, Dakota Territory. He reenlisted on April 1, 1876 at Ft Seward, Dakota Territory. He was assigned to Company E, 7th US Cavalry.

Brogan was killed during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. His body was not identified after the battle. It is likely that he was first buried where his unidentified remains were found.

Lakota & Cheyenne acounts of the battle, as well as later battlefield excavations, revealed that Company E conducted what appeared to be a well organized & hard fought rear guard action towards Last Stand Hill.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill.


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  • Maintained by: Randy
  • Originally Created by: gordonphilbin
  • Added: 19 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60309237
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James Brogan (1849–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60309237, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .