Posted By:Sam Russell
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Subject:Medals of Honor, et. al., awarded the Sioux Campaign of 1890-91
Post Date:April 21, 2013 at 05:22:57
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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to...

...Musician John E. Clancy, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company E, 1st U.S. Artillery, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Musician Clancy twice voluntarily rescued wounded comrades under fire of the enemy.

...First Sergeant Jacob Trautman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. First Sergeant Trautman killed a hostile Indian at close quarters, and, although entitled to retirement from service, remained to the close of the campaign.

...Sergeant James Ward, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Sergeant Ward continued to fight after being severely wounded.

...Private Thomas Sullivan, United States Army, for conspicuous bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...Sergeant George Lloyd, United States Army, for bravery, especially after having been severely wounded through the lung on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Ernest Albert Garlington, United States Army, for distinguished gallantry on 29 December 1890, while serving with 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...Private Joshua B. Hartzog, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company E, 1st U.S. Artillery, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Private Hartzog went to the rescue of the commanding officer who had fallen severely wounded, picked him up, and carried him out of range of the hostile guns.

...Second Lieutenant Harry Leroy Hawthorne, United States Army, for distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians on 29 December 1890, while serving with 2d U.S. Artillery, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...Sergeant Albert Walter McMillian, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. While engaged with Indians concealed in a ravine, Sergeant McMillian assisted the men on the skirmish line, directed their fire, encouraged them by example, and used every effort to dislodge the enemy.

...First Lieutenant (Cavalry) John Chowning Gresham, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. First Lieutenant Gresham voluntarily led a party into a ravine to dislodge Sioux Indians concealed therein. He was wounded during this action.

...Private Mathew H. Hamilton, United States Army, for bravery in action on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company G, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...First Sergeant Frederick Ernest Toy, United States Army, for bravery on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company G, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...Corporal Paul H. Weinert, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Taking the place of his commanding of officer who had fallen severely wounded, Corporal Weinert gallantly served his piece, after each fire advancing it to a better position.

...Private Mosheim Feaster, United States Army, for extraordinary gallantry on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...Sergeant William Grafton Austin, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. While the Indians were concealed in a ravine, Sergeant Austin assisted men on the skirmish line, directing their fire, etc., and using every effort to dislodge the enemy.

...Private Marvin C. Hillock, United States Army, for distinguished bravery on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...Private George Hobday, United States Army, for conspicuous and gallant conduct in battle on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.

...Private Herman Ziegner, United States Army, for conspicuous bravery on December 29 & 30, 1890, while serving with Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek and White Clay Creek, South Dakota.

...Corporal William O. Wilson, United States Army, for bravery on December, 1890, while serving with Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White Clay Creek, South Dakota.

...Corporal Adam Neder, United States Army, for distinguished bravery on December, 1890, while serving with Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek & White Clay Creek, South Dakota.

...Sergeant Bernhard Jetter, United States Army, for distinguished bravery on December, 1890, while serving with Company K, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action during the Sioux Campaign in South Dakota.

...Farrier Richard J. Nolan, United States Army, for bravery in action on 30 December 1890, while serving with Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White Clay Creek, South Dakota.

...First Sergeant Theodore Ragnar, United States Army, for bravery on 30 December 1890, while serving with Company K, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White Clay Creek, South Dakota.

...Captain Charles Albert Varnum, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 December 1890, while serving with Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White Clay Creek, South Dakota. While executing an order to withdraw, seeing that a continuance of the movement would expose another troop of his regiment to being cut off and surrounded, Captain Varnum disregarded orders to retire, placed himself in front of his men, led a charge upon the advancing Indians, regained a commanding position that had just been vacated, and thus insured a safe withdrawal of both detachments without further loss.

...First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Benjamin Harrison Cheever, Jr., United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891, while serving with 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota. First Lieutenant Cheever headed the advance across White River partly frozen, in a spirited movement to the effective assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.

...Second Lieutenant Robert Lee Howze, United States Army, for bravery in action on 1 January 1891, while serving with Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota.

...Sergeant Fred Myers, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891, while serving with Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota. With five men Sergeant Myers repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it.

...First Sergeant Cornelius Cole Smith, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891, while serving with Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota. With four men of his troop, First Sergeant Smith drove off a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it, and subsequently pursued them a great distance.

...Sergeant Joseph F. Knight, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891, while serving with Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota. Sergeant Knight led the advance in a spirited movement to the assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.

...Captain (Cavalry) John Brown Kerr, United States Army, for distinguished bravery on 1 January 1891, while in command of his troop of the 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, South Dakota, where he defeated a force of 300 Brule Sioux warriors, and turned the Sioux tribe, which was endeavoring to enter the Bad Lands, back into the Pine Ridge Agency.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross...

...in lieu of a previously issued Certificate of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal, to Corporal Harry W. Capron, United States Army, for extraordinary gallantry while serving as a member of Troop B, 7th Cavalry Regiment, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, 29 December 1890.

...(Posthumously) to Captain (Medical Corps) John Van Rennselaer Hoff, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Assistant Surgeon, Medical Corps, in action against hostile Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 29 December 1890. When the Indians made a sudden treacherous attack upon the troops Captain Hoff, with utter disregard for his personal safety, attended to the dressing of the wounds of fallen soldiers.

and finally...

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Second Lieutenant (Cavalry) Sedgwick Rice, United States Army, for services against hostile Indians while serving with the 7th Cavalry near the Catholic Mission on White Clay Creek, South Dakota, on 30 December 1890.