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CMOHS.org - Captain VARNUM, CHARLES A., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

VARNUM, CHARLES A.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 7th U.S. Cavalry
Born: Troy, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Pensacola, Fla.
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Place / Date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December 1890
 
 


VARNUM, CHARLES A. Photo
 
Citation

While executing an order to withdraw, seeing that a continuance of the movement would expose another troop of his regiment to being cut off and surrounded, he disregarded orders to retire, placed himself in front of his men, led a charge upon the advancmg Indians, regained a commanding position that had just been vacated, and thus insured a safe withdrawal of both detachments without further loss.