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Sergeant Emanuel Hennessee and Private Frank Mahoney, G Troop, 7th Cavalry, Conspicuous Bravery


It was the Army that brought Frank M. Honey, the son of a disabled Union veteran, and Gus Hennessee, the son of a disabled Confederate veteran together during the Pine Ridge Campaign of 1890-1891. On the day following Wounded Knee, these two troopers voluntarily stood shoulder to shoulder in a valley near the White Clay Creek, and provided critical suppressing fire from exposed positions on a ridge enabling their squadron to break contact and withdraw. The Commanding General of the Army recognized their conspicuous bravery with honorable mention in general orders, and following their enlistments, the two troopers went their separate ways. They were two men from different backgrounds and different futures who courageously fought together on 30 December 1890 as comrades in arms in the 7th Cavalry. Continue reading

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Captain Winfield Scott Edgerly, Commander, G Troop, 7th Cavalry


Several of these Indians were wounded, and I had my dressers care for the wounds dressing a child’s wound myself. Captain Winfield Scott Edgerly was forty-four years old at Wounded Knee. He joined the 7th cavalry two decades earlier after … Continue reading

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Hunting for Big Foot, part 8: 30 December 1890.


Whatever the circumstances of that fight with Big Foot may be it must have had the effect of increasing the hostile element very largely. –Maj. Gen. N. A. Miles This day 125 years ago… General Miles finally departed Rapid City … Continue reading

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