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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Otto Emil Voit

Details
  • Rank: Saddler
  • 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
Citation
Volunteered with George Geiger, Charles Windolph, and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling canteens of water that were desperately needed.
Medal of Honor Recipient Otto E. Voit
Medal of Honor Recipient Otto E. Voit
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 5, 1878
  • Born: February 5, 1845, Baden, Germany
  • Died: June 1, 1905, Louisville, KY, United States
  • Buried: St. Stephen's Cemetery (MH) , Louisville, KY, United States
 

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