Category Archives: Casualties

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

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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Prussian Butcher Private August Kellner, E Troop, 7th Cavalry – Killed in Action


Private August Kellner was a twenty-nine-year-old Prussian immigrant three months into his second five-year enlistment when he was shot in the head at Wounded Knee.  He was one of two soldiers in Captain Ilsley’s E Troop to be killed that … Continue reading

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Private Frank T. Reinecky, D Troop, 7th U.S. Cavalry – Killed in Action


My men killed three bucks and I had one man killed and one wounded. –Lieutenant Tommy Tompkins On the morning of 29 December 1890, Frank T. Reinecky, a private in Captain Godfrey’s D Troop, was mounted with his troop on the … Continue reading

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