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"The battlefields are silent now. The graves all look the same." -- Motorhead,Voices from the War

Eixenberger, Peter



Born: June 12, 1860 (Bavaria, Germany)

Died: September 12, 1917 (Sykes, Montana)

Grave location: St. Aloysius Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota

Grave GPS Coordinates: N44 24.843 W103 31.174

He enlisted on November 15, 1875, in New York City by Lt. John Babcock. He listed his previous occupation as musician. He was discharged on November 14, 1880, at Fort Meade, Dakota, upon expiration of service, as a private of excellent character. He re-enlisted for another five year term. He had dark eyes, dark hair, a light complexion, and was 5’ 5 ½” in height. He is listed as Peter Eisenberge* in the Register of Enlistments, U.S. Army and on Special Order No. 24, Headquarters, Mounted Recruiting Service, St. Louis Barracks, by which order he was transferred to the 7th Cavalry.  He was not present at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He was on detached service from June 14, 1876, at Yellowstone Depot, Montana Territory.  

*I am using Eixenberger here as that is the way his name appears on his headstone.

Headstone for Peter Eixenberger at St. Aloysius Cemetery - Sturgis, South Dakota

Peter and Mary Eixenberger

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