Tag Archives: Godfrey

Investigation of Acts of Gallantry, Heroism, or Fortitude


The recommendations for brevets or for honorable mention for such field officers is, in the opinion of the department commander, an insult to the memory of the dead, as well as to the brave men living. –Major General Nelson A. … Continue reading

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Testimony of Captain Edward Settle Godfrey, Commander, D Troop, 7th Cavalry


I here opened fire on the Indians who had crossed the ravine, who were attempting to escape. Captain Edward Settle Godfrey was forty-seven years old and had been with the 7th Cavalry since June 1867 upon graduation from West Point.  … Continue reading

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General Godfrey’s Recollections of Wounded Knee


I rallied my troop on the hill, dismounted to fight on foot, and posted my men in position.  Large groups were approaching and opened fire on us. From his retirement home in Cookstown, New Jersey, on May 29, 1931 Brigadier … Continue reading

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