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Irish Immigrant Sergeant Robert H. Nettles, E Troop, 7th Cavalry – Killed in Action


Troop “E” 7th Cavalry was deployed in skirmish line along the north side of a ravine from a pocket in which they were endeavoring to drive several Indians who were good shots and doing great injury to the men who … Continue reading

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Prussian Butcher Private August Kellner, E Troop, 7th Cavalry – Killed in Action


Private August Kellner was a twenty-nine-year-old Prussian immigrant three months into his second five-year enlistment when he was shot in the head at Wounded Knee.  He was one of two soldiers in Captain Ilsley’s E Troop to be killed that … Continue reading

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Corporal Charles H. Newell, B Troop, 7th Cavalry – Died of Wounds


Following the initial melee at Wounded Knee surrounding the council circle, many of the soldiers of B and K troops, the two units that formed a V around the Lakota men, lay dead or dying.  Correspondent Charles H. Cressey furiously wrote … Continue reading

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