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Flight of Big Foot’s Band: Lieutenant Colonel Edwin V. Sumner’s Report


I was not aware that Big Foot or his people were considered hostile, and am now at a loss to understand why they were so considered, every act of theirs being within my experience directly to the contrary, and reports … Continue reading

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Captain Joseph Henry Hurst and Lieutenant Harry Clay Hale, 12th Infantry – Courage, Fortitude, Good Judgment, and Tact


The statement of the services immediately performed by Capt. Hurst and Lieut. Hale carries with it so evident a suggestion of every meritorious conduct on their part that special remark thereof would seem superfluous. –Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger Second … Continue reading

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Private George Hobday, A Troop, 7th Cavalry – the Gallant Cook from Kent, England


..displayed conspicuous and gallant conduct in battle, when voluntarily leaving his work as cook, his gallantry was noticed by several officers. On the morning of 29 December 1890 while troopers of 7th Cavalry’s 1st Battalion were manning their posts as … Continue reading

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