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Pvt Henry Schele

Pvt Henry Schele

Birth
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 32–33)
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 7805750 · 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 all of the other soldiers in his column were also killed.

He enlisted on 5 December 1867 in Company E, 7th US Cavalry, and reenlisted again for the same unit on 19 December 1872. He had blue eyes, light hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 6 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 7805750
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Henry Schele (1843–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7805750, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .