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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Charles Windolph

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    7th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 25, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Little Big Horn, Montana, USA
With three comrades, during the entire engagement, courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Windolph
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Windolph
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 5, 1878
  • Born: December 9, 1851, Bergen, Germany
  • Died: March 11, 1950, Lead, SD, United States
  • Buried: Black Hills National Cemetery (MH) (A-239), Sturgis, SD, United States

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