On detached service from June 15, 1876, at Yellowstone Depot, Montana Territory. Born at Brunswick, Germany. Enlisted on May 14, 1873, at age 25, in St. Louis, Missouri by Lieutenant Lewis Warrington. Previous occupation was laborer. Discharged on May 14, 1878, at Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, upon expiration of service, as a Private of very good character.
From 1883 to 1893, served in Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Had hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion and was 5'9″ in height. Died May 5, 1900 in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, Emma.
Sergeant, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor. Organization: Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place-Date: White River, South Dakota, 1 January 1891. Born: Germany. Issue Date: 4 February 1891.
Died May 5, 1900. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 13, Grave 14034.
Born in Germany, he earned the Medal of Honoring the Indian Wars of the Western Frontier while serving with Company K, 6th United States Cavalry, at White River, South Dakota, on January 1, 1891.
He died on May 5, 1900 and was buried in Section 13 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White River, South Dakota, 1 January 1891. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 4 February 1891.
With 5 men repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it.
You may want to add the fact that Myers was with 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment which was why he was detached at Yellowstone Depot and missed the battle of the Little big Horn; Company I (Keogh's company) being one of the companies lost with Custer. Birth year variation because of math–25 yrs old at first enlistment 1873.
John Heseltine Kennebunk Maine.
Myers, Fred, 1847 or 1848 born in Brunswick, Germany, laborer; May 17, 1873 enlisted at St. Louis, Missouri. as Private, Company I, 7th U. S. Cavalry Regiment from June 15, 1876 at Yellowstone Depot, Montana as teamster; May 17, 1878 discharged at Ft. Lincoln, North Dakota, September 4, 1878-September 3, 1883 with Company I, 7th U. S. Cavalry Regiment, November 20, 1883-November 20, 1893 with Company K, 6th U. S. Cavalry Regiment, no date Sergeant January 1, 1891. Earned the Medal of Honor at White River, South Dakota, where with five men repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it; February 4, 1891 awarded the Medal of Honor; laborer, watchman at Bureau of Engraving and Printing at Washington, D. C. received a $6 per month pension for heart disease; lived at 1627 12th St., NE, Washington, D. C. May 5, 1900 died suddenly at 12th and M streets, NE, Washongton, D. C. of pulmonary hemorrhage and pthisis pulmonalis and buried in Arlington, Virginia, National Cemetery, survived by his widow, Emma who received a $12 per month pension until her death on August 11. 1927.
Sources: Medal of Honor Recipients 1863-1994; Hammer, Kenneth, Men with
Custer: Biographies of the 7th Cavalry, 1995
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