Corp George C. Brown

Corp George C. Brown

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24–25)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 60309348 · View Source
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Corporal Brown enlisted into the U.S. Army on October 19, 1872, at Philadelphia PA. At the time of his enlistment he was described as having brown hair, brown eyes, ruddy complexion and 5'-5" 1/2 tall. His civilian occupation was candy maker.

On December 10, 1872, he was assigned to Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry at Unionville, NC. Company E would later be called the Gray Horse Troop, because of their gray horses. On March 3, 1876, he was promoted to corporal.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company E was attached to LTC George Armstrong Custer's battalion. Brown was killed sometime during the fighting.

Brown's body was not identified. It is likely that his remains were buried where they had been found.

Lakota & Cheyenne accounts of the battle, as well as battlefield excavations, revealed that Company E conducted a well organized & hard fought rear guard action from the Little Bighorn River towards Last Stand Hill, until they were overwhelmed.

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 60309348
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp George C. Brown (1851–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60309348, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .