Pvt Alexander Stern Stella

Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 22–23)
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 6096792 · View Source
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Private, Company E, 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 wiped out.

He was enlisted on 1 Oct 1874, at the age of 21, in St. Louis, Missouri, giving his previous occupation as cook. He was 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with brown eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion. Private Frank Geist (Company G, 7th Cavalry) told writer Walter Camp that Stella had attended school with him in Germany, and that his real name was Stern. During the Battle, his unit was assigned to Custer's column, and was wiped out on Last Stand Hill. Following the battle, the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, and in June 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.



  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 17 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6096792
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Alexander Stern Stella (1853–25 Jun 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6096792, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .