Tag Archives: Wounded Knee Massacre

Sergeant William Grafton Austin, E Troop, 7th Cavalry – Conspicuous Gallantry


He displayed great bravery in crossing the ravine under a hot fire and maintained his position there until his troop was withdrawn at the time the Hotchkiss gun was put in position. –Lieutenant Sedgwick Rice Sergeant William G. Austin had … Continue reading

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First Lieutenant John Kinzie, Adjutant, 2nd Infantry – An Officer’s Account of Wounded Knee


I was hit early in the fight. The first published account of the battle at Wounded Knee from an officer present on the field came from an infantryman that had no official role in the battle and in all likelihood should … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Straight Regarding H. R. 3467 Remove the Stain Act


The Honorable Adam Smith, ChairmanThe Honorable Mac Thornberry, Ranking MemberHouse Armed Services CommitteeU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Thornberry: I am writing you regarding H. R. 3467 “Remove the Stain Act,” to implore the … Continue reading

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