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Old December 25th, 2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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Myles Keogh


Irishman killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Anybody know anything about him.

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Old December 25th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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AFAIK, Keogh had been an officer in the army of the Papal States when the Civil War began in the US. European officers with experience (even a little) were welcome as two large armies here were in need of them.

Keogh was on the staffs of George McClellan, and then more importantly John Buford at Gettysburg, and did well enough in the eyes of the army to gain a regular commission after the war when the army became much smaller. He was unlucky enough to be with the Seventh Cavalry Regiment in the western territories during the wars with the Lakota and Cheyenne.

Evidently a promising officer who died young doing his job.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. I knew Keogh had been in the Papal Army but didn` t know anything about his American Service record.
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