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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Peter W Gardiner

  • Also Known As: Gardner, Peter W.
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    6th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 23, 1875
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Sappa Creek, Kansas, USA

With five 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 their resistance.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 16, 1876
  • Born: 1841, Carlisle, Schoharie County, NY, United States
  • Died: 1883, Fort Lowell, AZ, United States

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