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

Weaver, George


Company M

Born: 1843? (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

Died: October 14, 1886

Grave location: Post Cemetery, Fort Meade, Sturgis, South Dakota

Grave GPS Coordinates: N44 24.144 W103 28.605

His second enlistment was on March 15, 1876, at Fort Rice, Dakota, by Captain Thomas French. He was discharged on March 14, 1881, at Fort Meade, Dakota, upon expiration of service, as a Farrier of excellent character. He had blue eyes, brown hair, a florid complexion, and stood 5’ 7” in height.  He had the nickname of “Cully”. The nickname was given to distinguish him from Trumpeter Henry C. Weaver of the same company. The nickname was confirmed by Private Ferdinand Widmayer in an interview with Walter Camp on October 7, 1910.*

*Custer and Company – Walter Camp’s Notes on the Custer Fight, edited by Bruce Liddic and Paul Harbaugh.

Headstone for George "Cully" Weaver at the Post Cemetery - Fort Meade - Sturgis, South Dakota

George Weaver, 7th U.S. Cavalry (courtesy of Pamela Garvin Schneider)

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