|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1877|
Fort Abraham Lincoln
North Dakota, USA
Saddler (Private) in Company D, 7th US Cavalry Regiment.
He had a second enlistment on January 1, 1872, at age 35, in Chester, South Carolina. He was acquitted of a charge of failing to obey the orders of his first lieutenant, in a court-martial on August 17, 1870. In a second court-martial, on February 6, 1871, he was sentenced to reduction to Private and loss of $5 per month for four months, for failing to obey an order issued by Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis. During the 1876 Sioux Campaign, his company was assigned to Captain Benteen's Column, and he survived the battle. He was discharged on January 1, 1877, at Fort Rice, North Dakota, upon expiration of his term of service. He had hazel eyes, black hair, a ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet, 7 1/2 inches tall. His last name is sometimes spelled "Myers".
Custer National Cemetery
Big Horn County
Plot: Section A
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Jan 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12842374
In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info|
Added: Sep. 26, 2011
Rest in peace, soldier; you are not forgotten. |
Kit and Morgan Benson
Added: Jan. 1, 2006