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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 24/03/1851 Hendricks County, Indiana. d. 09/07/1923 San Diego, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/04/1875 Sappa Creek, Kansas.

 

Indian Wars Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company H, 6th US Cavalry. At Sappa Creek, Kansas, April 23, 1875, with five other volunteers, he waded in muddy water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position. There behind the enemy which was waiting for the main Army Cavalry column to advance, they sprang a surprise rear attack resulting in the capture of the entire hostile camp. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gallantry in action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD MEMORIAL PARK, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

Magnolia Lot 18 Grave 1

Elisha Simpson Hornaday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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