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CMOHS.org - Corporal BESSEY, CHARLES A., U.S. Army

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BESSEY, CHARLES A.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 3d U.S. Cavalry
Born: Reading, Mass.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: Near Elkhorn Creek, Wyo., 13 January 1877
 
 


BESSEY, CHARLES A. Photo
 
Citation

While scouting with 4 men and attacked in ambush by 14 hostile Indians, held his ground, 2 of his men being wounded, and kept up the fight until himself wounded in the side, and then went to the assistance of his wounded comrades.