Category Archives: Enlisted

First Sergeant Dora Sherman Coffey, B Troop, 7th Cavalry – Killed in Action


It was bitterly cold.  The warriors’ blankets covered them completely, exposing only their eyes.  My first sergeant and I, with a few men, started the search of the line. —Captain Charles A. Varnum Dora S. Coffey, the young twenty-four-year-old first … Continue reading

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Investigation of the White Horse Creek Tragedy


I then called to the captain that it was squaws, and he replied “Don’t kill the squaws.” I said – it is too late, I am afraid they are already killed. –First Sergeant Herman Gunther Three weeks after Wounded Knee an … Continue reading

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Sergeant William Grafton Austin, E Troop, 7th Cavalry – Conspicuous Gallantry


He displayed great bravery in crossing the ravine under a hot fire and maintained his position there until his troop was withdrawn at the time the Hotchkiss gun was put in position. –Lieutenant Sedgwick Rice Sergeant William G. Austin had … Continue reading

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