McCormick, Samuel J.
Place of Birth: County Tyrone
Date of enlistment: 29 September 1873
Age given at enlistment: 25 10/12
Location on 25 June 1876: In valley & hilltop fights
He gave his horse to Lt Donald McIntosh
- Not yet fully researched.
- Samuel McCormick had grey eyes, brown hair, a ruddy complexion, was 5′ 6 1/2″ tall, occupation morocco tanner.
- Apparently he gave his horse to his company commander, Lt. McIntosh, at the beginning of the retreat from the valley fight and, consequently, was left behind in the timber. He later rejoined his comrades on Reno Hill with the scout, George Herendeen and survived the battle unscathed.
- McCormick died on 10 September 1908, at the Post Hospital, Fort Meade and was buried in Bear Butte Cemetery, near Sturgis, South Dakota.
Bear Butte Cemetry sign, Sturgis, South Dakpta. Courtesy Fort Meade Museum.
Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota - Lot 3, Section 3,.