b. 1838 Bavaria, Germany. d. 14/10/1894 Brooklyn, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 10/1876 to 01/1877 Montana Territory.
Christopher Freemeyer was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1838. Emigrating to the United States, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in New York City, New York and joined Company D of the 5th U.S. Infantry. Freemeyer was assigned to frontier duty in the Montana Territory and took part in General Nelson A. Miles “winter campaign” against the Sioux lasting from October 21, 1876 to January 8, 1877. He distinguished himself in several engagements with the Sioux during this period, most notably, at the Battle of Cedar Creek. On April 27, 1877, Freemeyer was one of thirty-one soldiers who received the Medal of Honor for “gallantry in actions”. He received his Medal on 18 July 1877 at a parade at the Cantonment at the Yellowstone and Tongue Rivers, Montana Territory from General William T. Sherman.
Gallantry in action.
BURIAL LOCATION: CYPRESS HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY, NEW YORK.
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LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.