|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1876|
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Private, Company G, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action by Sioux Indians at Custer's Last Stand, along with many of the other soldiers in that column. His last name is sometimes spelled as Seafferman and Sieffermann, along with other phonetic variations common at the time.
Born in Strausburg, Germany, the son of George and Mary Barbara Seafferman, he enlisted on 11 August 1860 in Company K, 2nd US Cavalry, and fought in the American Civil War. On 1 July 1864, he reenlisted for Company K, 5th US Cavalry (same unit, the unit had been redesignated). On 5 July 1867, he reenlisted in Company H, 7th US Cavalry, and was later transferred to Company G. He had hazel eyes, brown hair, a florid complexion, and was 5 feet, 7 ½ inches tall. He was killed in the valley fight with Reno's column, and was initially buried where he fell. In 1878, the bodies of the soldiers were removed from their field burials and reinterred in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, where his body remains today. He was not married. His mother, Mary, received a pension of $12 per month.
Custer National Cemetery
Big Horn County
Plot: Buried in the Mass Grave
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Aug 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7805675
In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info|
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