Myles Keogh Photo

Myles Keogh

Born: Mar 25, 1840

Death: Jun 25, 1876

Birthplace: Leighlinbridge

Nationality: United States

Myles Keogh

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1840
Date of Death : Jun 25, 1876
Birth Place : Leighlinbridge

Myles Walter Keogh was an Irish soldier. Serving the armies of the Papal States during a rebellion in Italy, he was recruited into the Union Army during the American Civil War, serving as a cavalry officer, particularly under Brig. Gen. John Buford during the Gettysburg Campaign and the three-day battle that ensued. After the war, Keogh remained in the regular United States Army as commander of Company I in the 7th Cavalry Regiment under George Armstrong Custer during the Indian Wars, until he was killed along with Custer and all of his men at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

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