Henry R. Giffin
Company D 22nd Infantry
Henry R. Giffin was born in Pana, Christian County, Illinois in 1865.
He enlisted for a period of 5
years as a Private in Company D of the 22nd Infantry on February
at St. Louis, Missouri. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 ¼ inches tall, had
light hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer.
Private Giffin died on June 6,
1889 when he drowned in the Yellowstone River near Fort Keogh,
Henry R. Giffin was buried in the Post Cemetery at Fort Keogh.
In 1924 his remains were re-interred in the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery in Montana. ¹
Custer National Cemetery
Big Horn County
Plot: A 534/1077
Grave marker for Henry
His last name is incorrectly spelled on the marker
Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website
¹ Information posted on Ancestry.com by TerryMagyar51
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