Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gravesite of a veteran of Custer's 7th Cavalry

Among the veterans buried at Fort Sheridan National Cemetery in Lake Forest, Illinois are three soldiers who served under Lt. Colonel Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Custer split his 7th Cavalry, which is why 1st Sgt. August Seifert, 1st Sgt. John Hackett, and Privates Phillip Spinner and Michael Keegan survived.

Pictured are the gravesites of Sgt. Seifert (left) and his wife, Mary.

Rembember our vets. Today and everyday.



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My Kansas Kronikles: Council Grove and the Santa Fe Trail

June 25, 1876: The Battle of Little Big Horn

Fort Sheridan, Illinois

Fort Sheridan mansion

A lesser known Muslim who served in the US Army

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it true that the Indians killed
Custer?

John Ruberry said...

Yep. Although it's believed that a few soldiers may have killed themselves as they looked at certain defeat.

Anonymous said...

Just like Japanese Komakazis pilots
did in the face of certain defeat
during WWII. The Pearl Harbor
mishap. I am afraid we have awaken
a sleeping giant, and filled it
with a terrible resolve.