Pvt George Weaver

Pvt George Weaver

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Oct 1886 (aged 44)
Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Section 1, row 2, grave 65
Memorial ID 12338695 · View Source
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Private, Company M, 7th US Cavalry. He was a survivor of the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and half of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

Born in Pennsylvania, he had a second enlistment on March 15, 1876, at age 33, at Fort Rice, North Dakota. During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was a part of Major Reno's Battalion, and fought in the valley and in the hilltop. He reenlisted again, on March 15, 1881, at Fort Meade, South Dakota, as a Farrier (man who shoes horses and also treats them for illnesses). According to his military records, he had blue eyes, brown hair, a florid complexion, was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and was illiterate.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 13 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12338695
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George Weaver (3 Jul 1842–14 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12338695, citing Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .