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CMOHS.org - Second Lieutenant EMMET, ROBERT TEMPLE, U.S. Army

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EMMET, ROBERT TEMPLE

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 9th U.S. Cavalry
Born: New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At Las Animas Canyon, N. Mex., 18 September 1879
 
 


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Citation

Lt. Emmet was in G Troop which was sent to relieve a detachment of soldiers under attack by hostile Apaches During a flank attack on the Indian camp, made to divert the hostiles Lt. Emmet and 5 of his men became surrounded when the Indians returned to defend their camp. Finding that the Indians were making for a position from which they could direct their fire on the retreating troop, the Lieutenant held his point with his party until the soldiers reached the safety of a canyon. Lt. Emmet then continued to hold his position while his party recovered their horses. The enemy force consisted of approximately 200.