Chrispin D. Giles
Company B 22nd Infantry
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
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
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
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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