Tag Archives: John Gresham

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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First Lieutenant John Chowning Gresham, B Troop, 7th Cavalry – Extraordinary Heroism


Send me more men; there is a whole raft of them; let’s get them out; I don’t know what they are. In December 1890, thirty-nine-year-old John Gresham was an experienced officer that had been with the 7th Cavalry for over … Continue reading

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Lieut. J. C. Gresham’s Account of Wounded Knee


The following article appeared in the 7 February 1891 issue of Harper’s Weekly less than two weeks after the 7th Cavalry Regiment had returned to Fort Riley. In his account, First Lieutenant John C. Gresham provides the first complete narrative … Continue reading

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