Henry M. "Muggins" Taylor
Born about 1830
Died October 1, 1882 in Custer County, Montana


H.M. "Muggins" Taylor was nicknamed for his favorite card game, Muggins. He was a scout for the Montana Column commanded by General John Gibbon. He is most famous for discovering the remains of General George Custer and his men after their defeat in the Battle of Little Bighorn. He rode to Fort Ellis near Bozeman to report the massacre. He was a deputy sheriff and gunned down in and killed in 1882 at the Coulson's laundry when he attempted to stop the laudress' drunken husband from beating her.


The Billings Herald, Billings, Montana September 28, 1882