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Born: July 15, 1832
Died: November 12, 1905
Grave location: Bear Butte
Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota
GPS Coordinates: N44 24.652 W103 29.729
According to information compiled by Edward Luce, from a report by
Lt. H.J. Nowlan – McGee was hired on May 20, 1876 as an assistant
wagonmaster at the pay rate of $45.00 per month.
Notes – I found a reference to McGee in MEN WITH CUSTER
listing him as being an assistant wagonmaster. The above
information is from a posting on the Little Big Horn Alliance
message board. McGee’s dates of birth and death are from the
metal plate that marks his grave. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Ernie
Gottschalk researched graves and cemeteries in South Dakota and made
corrections to those he believed were in error or unmarked. He
placed metal plates on the markers with his corrected information.
Each of these plates was inscribed with his initials, “ECG”, and the
year. He placed one of these plates on McGee’s grave. I do not know
where or how Mr. Gottschalk obtained his information to issue these