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Medal of Honor Recipients

(Source: Center of Military History, United States Army. Citations taken from the U.S. Senate
Committee on Veterans' Affairs Report, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1978)

Submitted by Linda Rodriguez

For service in Montana battles

BAIRD, GEORGE W.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont.,
30 September 1877. Entered service at: Milford , Conn. Birth: Connecticut . Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation:
Most distinguished gallantry in action with the Nez Perce Indians.

BAKER, JOHN
Rank and organization: Musician, Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at: Brooklyn , N.Y. Birth: Germany . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in engagements.

BANCROFT, NEIL
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876.
Entered service at: Chicago , Ill. Birth: Oswego , N.Y. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Brought water for the wounded under a most galling fire.

BELL, JAMES
Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn, Mont. , 9 July 1875. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 2 December 1876. Citation: Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at the imminent risk of his life.

BRANT, ABRAM B.
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876.
Entered service at: St. Louis , Mo. Birth: New York , N.Y. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Brought water for the wounded under a most galling fire.

BRETT, LLOYD M.
Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At O'Fallons Creek, Mont., 1 April 1880.
Entered service at: Malden , Mass. Born: 22 February 1856, Dead River , Maine . Date of issue: 7 February 1895.
Citation: Fearless exposure and dashing bravery in cutting off the Indians' pony herd, thereby greatly crippling the
hostiles.

BROWN, LORENZO D.
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont. 9 August 1877. Entered service at: Indianapolis , Ind. Birth: Davidson County , N.C. Date of issue: 8 May 1878. Citation: After having been severely wounded in right shoulder, continued to do duty in a most courageous manner.

BURKE, RICHARD
Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in engagements.

BUTLER, EDMOND
Rank and organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Wolf Mountain, Mont., 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Brooklyn N.Y. Birth. Ireland . Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation. Most distinguished gallantry m action with hostile Indians.

BYRNE, DENIS
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue. 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in engagements.

CABLE, JOSEPH A.
Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at: Wisconsin . Birth. Cape Girardeau , Mo. Date of Issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

CALLEN, THOMAS J.
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date. At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Boston , Mass. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 24 October 1896. Citation: Volunteered and succeeded in obtaining water for the wounded of the command; also displayed conspicuously good conduct in assisting to drive away the Indians.

CALVERT, JAMES S.
Rank and organization. Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date. At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth. Athens County , Ohio . Date of issue 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

CARTER, MASON
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September
1877. Entered service at: Augusta , Ga. Birth: Augusta , Ga. Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Led a charge
under a galling fire, in which he inflicted great loss upon the enemy.

CASEY, JAMES S.
Rank and organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Wolf Mountain, Mont., 8 January 1877.
Entered service at: New York , N.Y. Birth: Philadelphia , Pa. Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Led his
command in a successful charge against superior numbers of the enemy strongly posted.

CLARK, WILFRED
Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont. , 9 August 1877;
at Camas Meadows, Idaho , 20 August 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Philadelphia Pa. Date of issue: 28 February
1878. Citation: Conspicuous gallantry, especial skill as sharpshooter.

COONROD, AQUILLA
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. ,
October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at: Byran , Ohio . Birth: Williams County , Ohio . Date of issue: 27
April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

CRISWELL, BANJAMIN C.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25
June 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Marshall County , W. Va. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation:
Rescued the body of Lt. Hodgson from within the enemy's lines; brought up ammunition and encouraged the men in the most exposed positions under heavy fire.

CUNNINGHAM, CHARLES
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: New York , N.Y. Birth: Hudson , N.Y. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Declined to leave the line when wounded in the neck during heavy fire and fought bravely all next day.

DEETLINE, FREDERICK
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

DONELLY, JOHN S.
Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at: Buffalo , N.Y. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

EDWARDS, WILLIAM D.
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont. , 9 August 1877.
Entered service at:------. Birth: Brooklyn , N.Y. Date of issue: 2 December 1878. Citation: Bravery in action.

EVANS, WILLIAM
Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn, Mont. , 9 July 1876. Entered service at: St. Louis , Mo. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 2 December 1876. Citation: Carried dispatches to Brig. Gen. Crook through a country occupied by Sioux.

FREEMEYER, CHRISTOPHER
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

GARLAND, HARRY
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Muddy Creek, Mont. , 7 May 1877; at Camas Meadows, Idaho , 29 August 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Boston , Mass. Date of issue: 28 February 1878. Citation: Gallantry in action with hostile Sioux, at Little Muddy Creek, Mont.; having been wounded in the hip so as to be unable to stand, withdrew.

GEIGER, GEORGE
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Cincinnati , Ohio . Date of issue: S October 1878. Citation: With 3 comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secured water for the command.

GLAVINSKI, ALBERT
Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Powder River, Mont., 17 March 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Germany . Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation: During a retreat he selected exposed positions, he was part of the rear guard.

GLOVER, T. B.
10 April 1879; at Pumpkin Creek , Mont. , 10 February 1880. Entered service at:------. Birth: New York , N.Y. Date of issue: 20 November 1897. Citation: While in charge of small scouting parties, fought, charged, surrounded, and captured war parties of Sioux Indians.

GODFREY, EDWARD S.
Rank and organization: Captain, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Ottawa , Putnam County , Ohio . Born: 9 October 1843, Ottawa , Ohio . Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Led his command into action when he was severely wounded.

GOLDIN, THEODORE W.
Rank and organization: Private, Troop G, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 26 June 1876. Entered service at: Chicago , Ill. Born: 25 July 1855, Avon, Rock County , the Indians, went for and brought water to the wounded.

HADDOO, JOHN
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Boston , Mass. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

HANLEY, RICHARD P.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Boston , Mass. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Recaptured, singlehanded, and without orders, within the enemy's lines and under a galling fire lasting some 20 minutes, a stampeded pack mule loaded with ammunition.

HARRIS, DAVID W.
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Cincinnati , Ohio . Birth: Indianapolis , Ind. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Brought water to the wounded, at great danger to his life, under a most galling fire from the enemy.

HARRIS, WILLIAM M.
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Mt. Vernon , Ky. Birth: Madison County, Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire of the enemy.

HOGAN, HENRY
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 26 June 1894. Second award.
Citation: Gallantry in actions.
SECOND AWARD
Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Citation: Carried Lt. Romeyn, who was severely
wounded, off the field of battle under heavy fire.

HOLDEN, HENRY
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: England . Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Brought up ammunition under a galling fire from the enemy.

HOLLAND, DAVID
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: -- ----. Birth: Dearborn , Mich. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation. Gallantry in actions.

HUGGINS, ELI L.
Rank and organization: Captain, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At O'Fallons Creek, Mont., 1 April 1880. Entered service at: Minnesota . Birth: Illinois . Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Surprised the Indians in their strong position and fought them until dark with great boldness.

HUNT, FRED O.
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: New Orleans , La. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in actions.

HUTCHINSON, RUFUS D.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Cincinnati , Ohio . Birth: Butlerville , Ohio . Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Guarded and carried the wounded, brought water for the same, and posted and directed the men in his charge under galling fire from the enemy.

JOHNSTON, EDWARD
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Buffalo , N.Y. Birth: Pen Yan, N.Y. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

JONES, WILLIAM H.
Rank and organization: Farrier, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Muddy Creek, Mont., County , N.C. Date of issue: 28 February 1878. Citation: Gallantry in the attack against hostile Sioux Indians on May 7, 1877 at Muddy Creek, Mont., and in the engagement with Nez Perces Indians at Camas Meadows, Idaho, on 20 August 1877 in which he sustained a painful knee wound.

KENNEDY, PHILIP
Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

KREHER, WENDELIN
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Prussia . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

LEONARD, WILLIAM
Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Muddy Creek, Mont., 7 May 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ypsilanti , Mich. Date of issue: 8 August 1877. Citation: Bravery in action.

LONG, OSCAR F.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Utica , N.Y. Born: 16 June 1852, Utica , N.Y. Date of issue: 22 March 1895. Citation: Having been directed to order a troop of cavalry to advance, and finding both its officers killed, he voluntarily assumed command, and under a heavy fire from the Indians advanced the troop to its proper position.

MAUS, MARION P.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Sierra Madre Mountains, Mex., 11 January 1886. Entered service at: Tennallytown, Montgomery County , Md. Birth: Burnt Mills, Md. Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Most distinguished gallantry in action with hostile Apaches led by Geronimo and Natchez .

McCANN, BERNARD
Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 22d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McCLERNAND, EDWARD J.
Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Springfield , Ill. Birth: Jacksonville , 111. Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Gallantly attacked a band of hostiles and conducted the combat with excellent skill and boldness.

McCORMlCK, MICHAEL
Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Rutland , Vt. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action .

McDONALD, ROBERT
at Fort Sumner , N. Mex. Birth: New York . Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Led his command in a successful charge against superior numbers of hostile Indians, strongly posted.

McGANN, MICHAEL A.
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at:-----. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 9 August 1880. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McGAR, OWEN
Entered service at: Pawtucket , R.I. Birth: North Attleboro , Mass Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McHUGH, JOHN
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Syracuse , N.Y. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McLENNON, JOHN
Rank and organization: Musician, Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont. , 9 August 1877. Entered service at: --- ---. Birth: Fort Belknap , Tex. Date of issue: 2 December 1878. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McLOUGHLlN, MICHAEL
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McPHELAN, ROBERT
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MECHLIN, HENRY W. B.
Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876.
Entered service at: Pittsburgh , Pa. Born: 14 October 1851, Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County , Pa. Date of issue:
29 August 1878. Citation: With 3 comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secure
water for the command.

MILLER, GEORGE
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Brooklyn , N.Y. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MONTROSE, CHARLES H.
Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: St. Louis , Mo. Birth: St. Paul , Minn. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MOYLAN, MYLES
Rank and organization: Captain, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Essex , Mass. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Gallantly led his command in action against Nez Perce Indians until he was severely wounded.

MURPHY, JEREMIAH
Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Powder River, Mont., 17 March 1876. Entered service at: ----- -. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation: Being the only member of his picket not disabled, he attempted to save a wounded comrade.

MURRAY, THOMAS
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876. Entered service at:------ . Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: S October 1878. Citation: Brought up the pack train, and on the second day the rations, under a heavy fire from the enemy.

PHILLIPS, SAMUEL D.
Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Muddy Creek, Mont., 7 May 1877. Entered service at: ------ . Birth: Butler County , Ohio . Date of issue: 8 August 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

PYM, JAMES
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Boston , Mass. Birth: Oxfordshire , England . Date of issue: S October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily went for water and secured the same under heavy fire.

ROBINSON, JOSEPH
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at: --- ---. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 23 January 1880. Citation: Discharged his duties while in charge of the skirmish line under fire with judgment and great coolness and brought up the lead horses at a critical moment.

ROCHE, DAVID
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

RODENBURG, HENRY
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

ROGAN, PATRICK
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont. , 9 August 1877. Entered service at: --- ---. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 2 December 1878. Citation: Verified and reported the company while subjected to a galling fire from the enemy.

ROMEYN, HENRY
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at : Michigan . Birth: Galen , N.Y. Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation: Led his command into close range of the enemy, there maintained his position, and vigorously prosecuted the fight until he was severely wounded.

ROONEY, EDWARD
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Poughkeepsie , N.Y. Birth: Poughkeepsie , N.Y. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

ROY, STANISLAUS
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876.
Entered service at:------. Birth: France . Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Brought water to the wounded at great
danger to life and under a most galling fire of the enemy.

RYAN, DAVID
Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SCOTT, GEORGE D.
Entered service at: Mt. Vernon , Ky. Birth: Lancaster County , Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

SHEPPARD, CHARLES
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: St. Louis , Mo. Birth: Rocky Hill, Conn. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Bravery in action with Sioux.

SHINGLE, JOHN H.
Birth: Philadelphia , Pa. Date of issue: 1 June 1880. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SMITH, CORNELIUS C.
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near White River , S. Dak., 1 January 1891. Entered service at: Helena , Mont. Birth: Tucson , Ariz. Date of issue: 4 February 1891. Citation: With 4 men of his troop 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.

SMITH, ROBERT
Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 3d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Slim Buttes, Mont. , 9 September 1876. Entered service at: ----- -. Birth: Philadelphia , Pa. Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation: Special bravery in endeavoring to dislodge Indians secreted in a ravine .

SNOW, ELMER A.
Rank and organization: Trumpeter, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud Creek, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at: --- ---. Birth. Hardwick , Mass. Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation. Bravery in action; was wounded in both arms.

STEWART, BENJAMIN F.
Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn River, Mont., 9 July 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Norfolk , Va. Date of issue: 2 December 1876. Citation: Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.

STIVERS, THOMAS W.
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Mt. Vernon , Ky. Birth: Madison County, Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

THOMPSON, PETER
Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Pittsburgh , Pa. Birth: Scotland . Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: After having voluntarily brought water to the wounded, in which effort he was shot through the head, he made two successful trips for the same purpose, notwithstanding remonstrances of his sergeant.

TILTON, HENRY R.
Rank and organization: Major and Surgeon , U.S. Army. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Jersey City , N.J. Birth: Barnegat , N.J. Date of issue: 22 March 1895. Citation: Fearlessly risked his life and displayed great gallantry in rescuing and protecting the wounded men.

TOLAN, FRANK
Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Malone , N.Y. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

VOIT, OTTO
Rank and organization: Saddler, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25 June 1876. Entered service at: ----- . Birth: Germany . Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Volunteered with George Geiger, Charles Windolph, and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling canteens of water that were desperately needed.

WALLACE, WILLIAM
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland . Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WELCH, CHARLES H.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Ft. Snelling , Minn. Birth: New York , N.Y. Date of issue 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

WHITEHEAD, PATTON G.
Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Russell County , Va. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WILKENS, HENRY
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Muddy Creek, Mont. , 7 May 1877; at Camas Meadows, Idaho , 20 August 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany . Date of issue: 28 February 1878. Citation: Bravery in actions with Indians.

WILSON, CHARLES
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont. , 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Beardstown , Ill. Birth: Petersburg , Ill Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WILSON, MILDEN H.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont. , 9 August 1877.
Entered service at: Newark , Ohio . Birth: Huron County , Ohio . Date of issue: 2 December 1878. Citation: Gallantry
in forming company from line of skirmishers and deploying again under a galling fire, and in carrying dispatches
at the imminent risk of his life.

WINDOLPH, CHARLES
Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont. , 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at Brooklyn , N.Y. Born: 9 December 1851, Germany . Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: With 3 comrades, during the entire engagement, courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
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