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Born: May 31, 1845 (Cork,
Died: July 27, 1918
Grave location: St.
Aloysius Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota
GPS Coordinates: N44 24.826 W103 31.147
He enlisted on September 24, 1875 in St. Louis by Lt. John Thompson.
He listed his previous occupation as laborer. He was discharged on
September 30, 1880, at Fort Meade, Dakota, upon expiration of
service, as a private of excellent character. He had blue eyes, dark
hair, a dark complexion, and was 5’ 7” in height. Mahoney’s
life was spared on June 25, 1876 by the fact that he was detailed to
serve with the pack train. His Company C was one of the companies
that accompanied Custer and was wiped out during the Little Bighorn
battle. He served with the packs and took part in the hilltop fight.
His obituary appeared in the Black Hills Press, Sturgis, SD, August
John Mahoney, Company C, 7th U.