August 30, 2005)
Sergeant Miles O'Har(r)a (died 1876)
you know that Sgt. Miles O'Hara killed at the Battle of the Little Big
Horn and listed on your family geneology, also shows the last name
of O'Harra? I have his only known individual photograph in uniform. He
promoted to Sgt. the day before he was killed in the "valley fight"
of the battle. He is noted in survivor's journals as the first soldier
killed in that historic confrontation
of soldiers and Indians.
The Irish members of the 7th Cavalry are
one of my keen interests, especially regarding the Battle of the Little
Big Horn. My mother's maiden name was O'Harra and I have done alot of
research concerning the family ... If you have any interest in any of
the "other" O'Harras, let me know.