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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Richard P. Hanley

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    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 River, Montana, USA
Citation
Recaptured, singlehandedly, and without orders, within the enemy's lines and under a galling fire lasting some 20 minutes, a stampeded pack mule loaded with ammunition.
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard P. Hanley
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard P. Hanley
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 5, 1878
  • Born: 1843, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: September 13, 1923, Boston, MA, United States
  • Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA, United States
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