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CMOHS.org - Private HARRINGTON, JOHN, U.S. Army

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HARRINGTON, JOHN

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry
Born: Detroit, Mich.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874
 
 


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Citation

While carrying dispatches was attacked hy 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. He was severely wounded in the hip and unable to move. He continued to fight, defending an exposed dying man.