Category Archives: Casualties

Posts concerning soldiers that were casualties at the battles of Wounded Knee or White Clay

Private Marvin Charles Hillock–A Lost Medal of Honor Recipient


…for distinguished bravery in action against hostile Sioux Indians, near the Catholic Mission, on White Clay Creek, South Dakota, continuing on duty though painfully wounded. Private Marvin C. Hillock was assigned to Captain Charles A. Varnum’s B Troop sometime prior to … 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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Irish Immigrant Sergeant Robert H. Nettles, E Troop, 7th Cavalry – Killed in Action


Troop “E” 7th Cavalry was deployed in skirmish line along the north side of a ravine from a pocket in which they were endeavoring to drive several Indians who were good shots and doing great injury to the men who … Continue reading

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