Pvt John Meyers

Pvt John Meyers

Birth
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 26 Dec 1877 (aged 40–41)
Fort Abraham Lincoln, Morton County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Section A
Memorial ID 12842374 · View Source
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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".


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 1 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12842374
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Meyers (1836–26 Dec 1877), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12842374, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .