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Corp John Seiler

Corp John Seiler

Birth
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 25–26)
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 7805662 · View Source
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Corporal, Company L, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which most of his regiment was also killed.

He enlisted on 12 February 1872, in Buffalo, New York, giving his previous occupation as laborer. He had grey eyes, light brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was killed on Last Stand Hill, along with all of the soldiers of Custer's Column, and was initially buried where he fell. In 1878, the bodies of the soldiers were removed from their field burials and reinterred in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill, where his body remains today. He was not married.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 29 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7805662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp John Seiler (1850–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805662, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .