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Weihe, Henry Charles

aka Charles White


Company M

Born: September 16, 1847 (Saxony, Germany)

Died: October 29, 1906

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

Grave GPS Coordinates: N44 24.161 W103 28.561

He enlisted on March 8, 1871, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Captain Eugene Beaumont. He listed his previous occupation as farmer. He was discharged on March 8, 1876, at Fort Rice, Dakota, upon expiration of service as a sergeant of excellent character. His second enlistment was on March 8, 1876, at Fort Rice by Captain Thomas French. He was discharged on October 5, 1879, at Fort Meade, Dakota, per General Court Martial Order No. 100, Department of Dakota, 1879, as a private, for threatening to “gunsling” a man out of the Army while at Fort Lincoln. He had grey eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5’ 3 ¾” tall.  During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, he was wounded in the right arm. His horse was killed when the retreat from the valley fight began. He was left in the timber and later rejoined Reno and the rest of the troops on the hilltop. He was transported to Fort Lincoln aboard the steamer Far West.  Daniel Newell stated, “Sergeant White, though badly wounded in the elbow, stayed on his feet and did everything he could to relieve the sufferers. He had a glassful of jelly in his bags and each wounded man got a small spoonful of that.”

Headstone for Henry Charles Weihe at the Post Cemetery - Fort Meade - Sturgis, South Dakota

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