Henry Niesen

Company A 22nd Infantry

DOD 08/11/1898

 

 

Henry Niesen was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1864.

He enlisted as a Private in Troop L of the 6th Cavalry on February 1, 1886 at St. Louis, Missouri
for a period of 5 years. His previous occupation was listed as Painter. He was discharged from this enlistment
on January 31, 1891 at the Camp at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota as a Private with a character reference
of Excellent. During this enlistment he also served in Troops C and A 6th Cavalry.

Niesen re-enlisted as a Private in Troop A 6th Cavalry for a period of 5 years at the Camp at Wounded Knee Creek,
South Dakota on February 1, 1891. His previous occupation on this enlistment was recorded as Soldier.
He was discharged from this enlistment as a Private on April 30, 1894 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
with a character reference of Very Good. During this enlistment he also served in Troop F 6th Cavalry.

On August 16, 1894 Niesen enlisted as a Private in Company B of the 2nd Infantry for a period of 3 years
at St. Louis, Missouri. His previous occupation on this enlistment was recorded as Soldier.He was discharged from
this enlistment on August 15, 1897 at Fort Harrison, Montana as a Private with a character reference of Excellent.

Niesen enlisted as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry on September 3, 1897 at St. Louis, Missouri
for a period of 3 years. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 4 inches tall, had black hair,
brown eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Soldier.

Private Niesen died on August 11, 1898 at Santiago de Cuba of chronic malarial diarrhea.

 

 

 

 


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