Chrispin D. Giles

Company B 22nd Infantry

KIA 09/11/1867



Chrispin D. Giles was born in Lawrence, California in 1838 (when California was still part of Mexico.)

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company B of the 13th Infantry on August 11, 1865
at Springfield, Illinois. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 4 inches tall, had light hair,
blue eyes and a light complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer.

On September 21, 1866 the 2nd Battalion of the 13th Infantry was redesignated as the 22nd Infantry Regiment.
Company B 13th Infantry became Company B 22nd Infantry and thus Chrispin D. Giles became a member of
the 22nd Infantry.

Private Giles was killed in action on September 11, 1867.

His enlistment record noted that he was killed by Indians near Fort Rice, Dakota Territory.
The Returns of the 22nd Infantry for the month of September 1867 had the entry next to his name of "Killed by Indians."


Chrispin D. Giles was originally buried in the Post Cemetery at Fort Rice in Section 6 Grave # 24 and was moved
to the Custer National Cemetery on August 12, 1891.


Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Plot: A 242


Grave marker for Chrispin D. Giles

Photo by MT EJ from the Find A Grave website









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