Category Archives: Award Recipients

Posts concerning soldiers that were recognized for their actions during the Sioux Campaign of 1890-91

Private Matthew Hamilton, G Troop, 7th Cavalry, A Medal of Honor Recipient Lost to History


I believe that his conduct and the example he set the rest of the men of the Troop, entitle him to the Medal of Honor asked for. –Capt. Winfield S. Edgerly On the morning of December 29, 1890, Captain W. … Continue reading

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Captain Joseph Henry Hurst and Lieutenant Harry Clay Hale, 12th Infantry – Courage, Fortitude, Good Judgment, and Tact


The statement of the services immediately performed by Capt. Hurst and Lieut. Hale carries with it so evident a suggestion of every meritorious conduct on their part that special remark thereof would seem superfluous. –Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger Second … Continue reading

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Sergeant John Franklin Tritle, E Troop, 7th Cavalry – Conspicuous Bravery


Tritle received a slight wound in right hand, but continued in his efforts to dislodge the Indians until disabled by a severe wound in right shoulder. –Adjutant General’s Office Sergeant John F. Tritle, at thirty-four, had been a cavalry trooper … Continue reading

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