Pvt William A. Brown

Pvt William A. Brown

Birth
Hamburg, Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 32–33)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 60309450 · View Source
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Private Brown enlisted into the U.S. Army in New York, NY on December 5, 1867. At the time of his enlistment he was described as having brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion & 5'5". His civilian occupation was laborer.

On January 22, 1868, he was assigned to Company F, 7th U.S. Cavalry at Fort Leavenworth Kansas. His daily duties were listed as company cook & office of the post quartermaster at Ft Lincoln, Dakota Territory.

During the Battle of the Washita, on November 27, 1868, Brown was slightly wounded on the right arm.

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

Several reports have listed Brown's remains as not being identified. But some of the soldiers, who had been assigned to burial details, claimed his remains were found in one of the abandoned Lakota/Cheyenne villages across the Little Bighorn River from Last Stand Hill & Deep Ravine Ford. If this was so, it was an interesting discovery, since most of Company F had been found on or near Last Stand Hill.

Brown was likely buried where his body had been found.

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 60309450
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William A. Brown (1843–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60309450, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .