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Pvt Gustav Engel

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Pvt Gustav Engel

Birth
Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26–27)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 16175412 View Source
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US Soldier killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. On July 11, 1870, Engel enlisted into the US Army in Cleveland, OH. Military records spell his name as either Gustav Engel or Gustave Engel. His listed civilian occupation was "cooper." He was described as 5'7", brown hair & eyes with a fair complexion. On September 20, 1870, Engel reported for duty at Ft Richardson, TX. He was assigned to Company C, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. Company C was commanded by two time Medal of Honor recipient and brother to LTC George A Custer, Captain Thomas Custer. In 1875, Engel reenlisted. He remained with Company C. His daily duties were cook. At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company C was attached to LTC Custer's battalion. Engel was killed sometime during the fighting. After the battle soldiers from Company C were found on what had been the flanks of Company L near Calhoun Ridge and Calhoun Hill. Burial details did not report finding Engle's body. It is likely that his unidentified remains were first buried where then had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to mass grave on Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16175412
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/16175412/gustav-engel : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Gustav Engel (1849–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16175412, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .