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Pvt Henry Siefferman

Pvt Henry Siefferman

Birth
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 36–37)
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 7805675 · View Source
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Private, Company G, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action by Sioux Indians at Custer's Last Stand, along with many of the other soldiers in that column. His last name is sometimes spelled as Seafferman and Sieffermann, along with other phonetic variations common at the time.

Born in Strausburg, Germany, the son of George and Mary Barbara Seafferman, he enlisted on 11 August 1860 in Company K, 2nd US Cavalry, and fought in the American Civil War. On 1 July 1864, he reenlisted for Company K, 5th US Cavalry (same unit, the unit had been redesignated). On 5 July 1867, he reenlisted in Company H, 7th US Cavalry, and was later transferred to Company G. He had hazel eyes, brown hair, a florid complexion, and was 5 feet, 7 ½ inches tall. He was killed in the valley fight with Reno'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. His mother, Mary, received a pension of $12 per month.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 29 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7805675
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Henry Siefferman (1839–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805675, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .