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Pvt Henry Voss

Pvt Henry Voss

Birth
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Buried in the mass grave
Memorial ID 6002440 · View Source
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Private, Chief Trumpeter, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, along with General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry.

Trumpeter Voss was born in Hanover, Germany. He signed his third enlistment on 18 Jan 1875 in New York City. On 21 August 1875, he was court martialed for assaulting Saddler Sergeant John Tritten without cause or provocation, and sentenced to loss of $8 per month for 4 months (his pay was only $12 per month). He was appointed Chief Trumpeter on 8 May 1876, a promotion from Private in Company B, because this assigned him to the Headquarters Staff, and exempted him from extraneous duties such as KP, guard duty, and so forth. He was 5 feet, 8 3/4 inches tall, and had blue eyes, light hair and a fair complexion. He was not married. After the battle, the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, and in June 1877, the bodies were re-interred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, where the Battlefield Monument now stands.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 27 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6002440
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Henry Voss (unknown–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6002440, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .