Ryan,

Rank: Private

Unit: B Co, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: November 25, 1876 in Buffalo, New York. He was 26.

Hometown: Limerick, Ireland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Teamster

Campaign: Plains Indian War (post Civil War)

Died: 21 December 1876

Cause of death: Accidentally killed

Location of fatality: near Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory,