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CMOHS.org - Private HORNADAY, ELISHA SIMPSON, U.S. Army

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HORNADAY, ELISHA SIMPSON

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry
Born: Hendricks County, Ind.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Sappa Creek, Kans., 23 April 1875
 
 


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Citation

With 5 other men he waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column . This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke the ir resistance.