Base, Henry

Rank: Private

Unit: B Co, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: March 1, 1877 in Fort Sanders, Wyoming Territory. He was 32.

Date of birth: 1845

Hometown: Hamburg, Germany

Occupation prior to enlistment: Tailor

Campaign: Plains Indian War (post Civil War)

Died: 2 September 1878

Age at death: 32 or 33

Cause of death: Consumption

Location of fatality: Fort Keogh, Montana

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Place of interment: Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana

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