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Sgt Daniel Alexander Kanipe
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1853
Marion
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1926
Marion
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA


Sergeant, Company C, 7th US Cavalry. During the battle of the Little Big Horn, he carried a message from General Custer to Captain Thomas McDougall, commander of the pack train, and thus, was able to avoid the disaster to Custer's column.

Born in Marion, NC, he was the son of Jacob Kanipe and Rebecca Isabella Mosteller Kanipe. He enlisted 7 August 1872 and was assigned to the 7th Cavalry. He participated in the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, the 1874 Black Hills Expedition, and the Sioux Campaign of 1876. He married Missouri Ann Wycoff Bobo, widow of his company First Sgt, Edwin Bobo, on 12 April 1877. Two children of First Sgt Bobo lived in the household with them (Charles F. Bobo and Frank E. Bobo), and the couple had eight children of their own: Lillie M (born 1878) and Doris I.S. (born Oct 1879), John L., John Edward, LeRoy Kanipe, (and three other daughters-names unknown). He participated in the 1878 Campaign against the Northern Cheyenne. In the early 1900s, he retired from the US Army and joined the US Revenue Service for 20 years. During WWI, he served as a Captain in the 19th North Carolina Militia. Cause of death: Apoplexy, high blood pressure, and arteriosclerosis. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isabella Mosteller Kanipe (1821 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Missouri Ann Wycoff Kanipe (1854 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Lillie May Kanipe Dobson (1878 - 1949)*
  Dora Kanipe Hodges (1879 - 1977)*
  Minnie Belle Kanipe Page (1881 - 1976)*
  Verley K Kanipe (1884 - 1884)*
  James Lafayette Kanipe (1887 - 1956)*
  Joseph Ed Kanipe (1890 - 1960)*
  Leroy Kanipe (1895 - 1985)*
 
 Sibling:
  Daniel Alexander Kanipe (1853 - 1926)
  Fatima Gardin Kanipe Noblitt (1859 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Marion
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 2 South, Plot 2
 
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Sep 30, 2001
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Sgt Daniel Alexander Kanipe
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For those that served our Nation.
- Lynda Ellis Gibbs
 Added: Sep. 28, 2012
In honor of all who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn: May God grant you eternal peace. www.littlebighorn.info
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 19, 2011
A lucky man, spared by fate and blessed by fortune. A brave soldier, a loving husband and father. We should all be so lucky as to demonstrate such fine qualities as men!
- Tom Evans
 Added: Aug. 27, 2008
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