Category Archives: Casualties

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

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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2nd Infantry at the Pine Ridge Agency


The first fire of the hostiles was delivered at the Indian police, and by the time we had gotten to their assistance the firing had ceased and the Indians were circling around on their horses beyond rifle-fire. As a follow … Continue reading

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First Lieutenant John Kinzie, Adjutant, 2nd Infantry – An Officer’s Account of Wounded Knee


I was hit early in the fight.  The ball apparently struck one of the spokes and glanced upward, striking me just above the heel.  It slid around, just grazing the ankle bone, and then passed out at the top of … Continue reading

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