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Pvt Frederick Meier

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Pvt Frederick Meier

  • Birth 1854 Germany
  • Death 25 Jun 1876 Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
  • Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
  • Plot Mass grave on Last Stand Hill
  • Memorial ID 12924182

Private, Company C, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was killed, along with General George A. Custer and most of his regiment, during the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Born in Delmenhorst, Germany, he immigrated to the United States, and enlisted on December 24, 1875, at age 21, at St. Louis, Missouri. He gave his previous occupation as a Tailor. Assigned to Company C, he had hazel eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches tall. During the battle, his company was assigned to the Custer column, and he was killed during the retreat from the river back up Last Stand Hill. After the battle the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, and a year later, the bodies were dug up and reburied in the mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 7 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12924182
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Frederick Meier (1854–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12924182, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .