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Pvt Herman Knauth
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Birth: 1838, Germany
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt Knauth was born in Baden Germany. On January 31, 1873, Knauth enlisted into the US Army at Rochester NY. He was described as 5-'8", blue eyes, light brown hair & a fair complexion. His civilian occupation was listed as merchant.

On February 10, 1872, Knauth reported for duty at Louiseville KY & was assigned to Company F, 7th US Cavalry. His primary duties were cook & quartermaster laborer.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company F was attached to LTC George Armstrong Custer's battalion. Knauth was killed sometime during the fighting.

Two days after the battle most of Company F was found on or near Last Stand Hill.

Knauth's unidentified remains were likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

After the battle, soldiers' remains were buried where they were found. In 1881, all battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill. 
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Oct 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16191982
Pvt Herman Knauth
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Pvt Herman Knauth
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Pvt Herman Knauth
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- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 13, 2010
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
 
 
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