Born 1839. Came out West with William Bent in 1859. Of German descent, fought at Civil War Battle of Wilson Creek with 5th Missouri Volunteers. With Sibley during 1863 Sioux Campaign. Served with George Armstrong Custer and Seventh Cavalry and managed Custer's dogs and horses. See Two Men Still Living, Billings Gazette, June 25, 1924, p. 10. See Hostiles Massacred Custer, Billings Gazette, June 25, 1925, p. 4. See John Burkman at Boothill, Billings Gazette, June 21, 1931, p. 12. In 1925, the 86-year-old war veteran killed himself on the porch of his rooming house at 112 S. 27th St. See Custer Survivor Ends Life, Billings Gazette, November 7, 1925, p. 1. Buried at Custer National cemetery, Crow Agency.
Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bent, William, 1809-1869. Sibley Expedition, 1863. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th. Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876;
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