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Posted by: Robert Davis Date: January 26, 2002 at 14:41:24
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My great-grandfather, William Jefferson Davis Jr. of Orange Co., VA served in Troop K of the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee. His troop was in the front lines and he was shot in the leg; it was amputated later at Ft. Robinson, NE. He survived until 1945 is is buried in Orange Co., VA One of his daughters that I spoke to a few years ago indicated that he was shot "by an Indian woman." She gave me his original discharge paper which I have had preserved. I received his pension papers from the VA about 10 years ago.

A good book on the action was sent to me from the Ft. Robinson Museum. It's called "The Wounded Knee Interviews of Eli S. Ricker." I urge all serious students of the subject to try to get a copy.


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