Category Archives: Casualties

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

First Lieutenant James DeFrees Mann, K Troop, 7th Cavalry


I ordered my men to fire and the reports were almost simultaneous. On December 28, 1890, First Lieutenant James D. Mann, K Troop 7th Cavalry, was left in charge of his battalion’s camp at the Wounded Knee Post Office while … Continue reading

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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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