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Pvt Henry Carl Voight

Pvt Henry Carl Voight

Birth
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death 26 Jun 1876 (aged 20–21)
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 6049349 · View Source
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Private, Company M, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the hilltop fight at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

The son of Carl Voight, his parents were married in Gross Breese, Germany, on 12 Nov 1846, and he was born in Hannover, Germany, of five children: Henry Carl, Henry Gustav, Maria Elizabeth, Kathrine Maria, and William. He enlisted on 1 Oct 1873, at age 18, in Philadelphia, PA, listing his previous occupation as a Baker. He was not married, was 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. During the evening of 26 June 1876, when his company was beseiged by Indians on the hilltop, a gray horse belonging to Captain French was wounded, and Private Voight took hold of him to lead him out of danger, when he was struck in the head by a bullet and killed instantly. In 1877, his body was relocated to the mass grave on top of Last Stand Hill.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 26 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6049349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Henry Carl Voight (1855–26 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6049349, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .