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CMOHS.org - First Sergeant McCARTHY, MICHAEL, U.S. Army

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McCARTHY, MICHAEL

Rank: First Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 1st U.S. Cavalry
Born: St. Johns, Newfoundland
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At White Bird Canyon, Idaho, June 1876 to June 17,1877
 
 


McCARTHY, MICHAEL Photo
 
Citation

Was detailed with 6 men to hold a commanding position, and held it with great gallantry until the troops fell back. He then fought his way through the Indians, rejoined a portion of his command, and continued the fight in retreat. He had 2 horses shot from under him, and was captured, but escaped and reported for duty after 3 days' hiding and wandering in the mountains.