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Pvt Louis Lobering

Pvt Louis Lobering

Birth
Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 40–41)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 20848466 · View Source
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Lobering was born in Hanover Germany. On April 20, 1867, he enlisted into the US Army at New York NY. He was described as 5'6", blue eyes, brown hair with a ruddy complexion.

In August 1867, he was assigned to Company H, 37th US Infantry at Ft Union NM. On April 20, 1870, he was discharged as the expiration of his enlistment.

On May 17, 1870, he reenlisted & was assigned to the 7th US Cavalry regimental band.

When his enlistment expired, Lobering reenlisted again into the 7th. He was given a four month furlough to visit Germany. After his return from Germany, Lobering's assignment to the band was revoked. Lobering was reassigned to Company L. Company L was commanded Lt James Calhoun. Lt Calhoun was the brother-in-law of LTC George Armstrong Custer & Capt Tom Custer.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company L was assigned to LTC Custer's battalion. Sometime during the fighting Lobering was killed.

Two days after the battle the bodies of most of Company L were found in the area of Calhoun Hill & Calhoun Ridge.

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


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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 8 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20848466
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Louis Lobering (1835–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20848466, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .