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Sgt Daniel Alexander Kanipe

Sgt Daniel Alexander Kanipe

Birth
Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 Jul 1926 (aged 73)
Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section 2 South, Plot 2
Memorial ID 5813246 · View Source
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Sergeant, Company C, 7th US Cavalry. During the battle of the Little Big Horn, he carried a message from General Custer to Captain Thomas McDougall, commander of the pack train, and thus, was able to avoid the disaster to Custer's column.

Born in Marion, NC, he was the son of Jacob Kanipe and Rebecca Isabella Mosteller Kanipe. He enlisted 7 August 1872 and was assigned to the 7th Cavalry. He participated in the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, the 1874 Black Hills Expedition, and the Sioux Campaign of 1876. He married Missouri Ann Wycoff Bobo, widow of his company First Sgt, Edwin Bobo, on 12 April 1877. Two children of First Sgt Bobo lived in the household with them (Charles F. Bobo and Frank E. Bobo), and the couple had eight children of their own: Lillie M (born 1878) and Doris I.S. (born Oct 1879), John L., John Edward, LeRoy Kanipe, (and three other daughters-names unknown). He participated in the 1878 Campaign against the Northern Cheyenne. In the early 1900s, he retired from the US Army and joined the US Revenue Service for 20 years. During WWI, he served as a Captain in the 19th North Carolina Militia. Cause of death: Apoplexy, high blood pressure, and arteriosclerosis.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 30 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5813246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Daniel Alexander Kanipe (15 Apr 1853–18 Jul 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5813246, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .