|Death: ||Mar., 1894|
Pvt.; "D" Troop, 6th U.S. Cav.
Disinterred and reburied July 1917 in Section A, Site 1432, Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, MT.
Final Statement of David J. Mathews late a Private of Captain G. L. Scott’s Troop "D" of the Sixth Regiment of Cavalry, born in Cleveland in the state of Ohio aged (at enlistment) 24 years, 5 feet 7 ¼ inches high, drak complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, and by occupation a Laborer, was enlisted by Capt Carpenter at Cleveland, Ohio on the twenty first day of November, eighteen hundred and eighty nine, to serve for 5 years, who is now entitled to a discharge by reason of perished in a snow storm, body not found.
Additional documents state, “This man was last seen alive March 14th 1894, when he left one of the patrol stations in Yellowstone National Park in route for another. His remains, (identified by his clothing, watch, etc.) were found June 9th 1895. He undoubtedly lost his way and perished from exhaustion and exposure.” Buried June 12, 1895.
Added by Jerry (#47207041), Jan 2015.
Fort Yellowstone Army Cemetery
Plot: Grave No. 9
Maintained by: Jerry
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10167015