Category Archives: Enlisted

First Sergeant Frederick Ernest Toy, G Troop, 7th Cavalry – Conspicuous Bravery and Coolness in Action


I saw the sergeant deliberately aim at and hit two Indians who had run into the ravine. –Captain Winfield S. Edgerly The first sergeant of G Troop at Wounded Knee was twenty-five-year-old Frederick E. Toy, a native of Buffalo, New … Continue reading

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Private Matthew Hamilton, G Troop, 7th Cavalry, A Medal of Honor Recipient Lost to History


I believe that his conduct and the example he set the rest of the men of the Troop, entitle him to the Medal of Honor asked for. –Capt. Winfield S. Edgerly On the morning of December 29, 1890, Captain W. … 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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