Charles Berlinn

Company B 22nd Infantry

DOD 08/25/1871



Charles Berlinn was born in the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Northern Germany in 1843.

He enlisted for a period of 5 years as a Private in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on October 19, 1869
at Newport, Kentucky. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 6 feet 6 inches tall, had fair hair,
grey eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer.


Private Berlinn drowned in the Missouri River near the Lower Brule Sioux Agency,
Dakota Territory on August 25, 1871.

His death was recorded in the Register of Deaths in the Army as being in the Line of Duty.


Final Statement
I Certify That Charles Berlinn late a Private of Captain John Hartley’s Company "B" of the 22nd Regiment of
Infantry, born in Mecklenburg, in the state of Germany aged 28 years, 5 feet 6½ inches high, Ruddy
complexion, Grey eyes, Fair hair, and by profession a Farmer, was enlisted by Gen’l Kiddoo at New York, NY on
the Nineteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and Sixty one, to serve for 5 years, who is now entitled to
discharge by reason of (Drowning). Drowned in the Missouri River at this station while assisting in crossing
Government herd of Cattle. Drowned August 25, 1871 at Lower Brulé Agency, D.T. ¹


Charles Berlinn was buried in the Post Cemetery at the Lower Brule Agency (also known as Fort Hale)
in Lyman County, Dakota Territory (South Dakota) in Grave number 6.

At some time later his remains were removed and he was reinterred in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery.


Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Lincoln County
Plot: A, 0, 682

Grave marker for Charles Berlinn

Photo by Amy from the Find A Grave website







¹ From the Find A Grave website







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