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 George Lawrence Heit

George Lawrence Heit

Birth
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 1 Feb 1887 (aged 44–45)
Fort Totten, Benson County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot A 97
Memorial ID 9405334 · View Source
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A Hessian soldier, George emigrated to the United States with his brother Joseph Heit and lived in Bedford Co., PA. Restless with farm life he went west and became a scout for the Seventh Cavalry, and was assigned to Co.I, Major Reno's command. At the battle of Little Big Horn he was gravely wounded, but survived.He recuperated at Fort Totten, and by 1880 was well enough to be a saloon keeper in Cherry, Montgomery Co., Kansas. Then his health worsened and he returned to Fort Totten, where he died and was buried. When the Battlefield cemetery was being completed, the Army decided to reinterr at the battlefield cemetery all wounded who had since died. The tombstone has the alternate spelling of his name Heid, not Heit. This is due to his German Script, where the t resembles a d.(this is my great-granduncle)

I Certify That Private George Heid decease of Captain H. J. Howlan’s Troop "I" of the Seventh Regiment of Cavalry, born in Bavaria, in the state of Germany aged 39 years, 5 feet 8 inches high, Ruddy complexion, Grey eyes, Dark hair, and by profession a Soldier, was enlisted by Lt J. D. Nickerson at Fort Totten, D.T. on the twenty fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and Eighty two, to serve five for years, who died at Fort Totten, D. T. on February 1st 1887, valvular disease of the heart.


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  • Added: 3 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9405334
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Lawrence Heit (1842–1 Feb 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9405334, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 19409629) .