Pvt Frederick Streing Stressinger

Ripley County, Indiana, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24)
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 6086193 · View Source
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Private, Company M, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.

The son of Henry and Christine Stressinger, he enlisted on 19 Oct 1872, in Louisville, Kentucky, giving his previous occupation as Laborer. He was 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches tall, with gray eyes, light hair, and gair complexion. During the battle, his company was assigned to Reno's Battalion, and he participated in the valley fight. He was killed outside the edge of the timber during the retreat from the valley to the hilltop. In some references, his last name is spelled Streing. After the battle, the bodies of the soldiers were buried where they fell. In June 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill. His father died in July 1880, and his mother received a pension of $12 per month until her death on 4 May 1899.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 12 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6086193
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Frederick Streing Stressinger (24 Jun 1852–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6086193, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .