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FORSYTH, THOMAS

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Though dangerously wounded, he maintained his ground with a small party against a largely superior force after his commanding officer had been shot down during a sudden attack and rescued that officer and a comrade from the enemy.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Sergeant (highest rank: Commissary Sergeant Ret.) Company M, 4th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Indian Campaigns 1876 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut

Citation

Though dangerously wounded, he maintained his ground with a small party against a largely superior force after his commanding officer had been shot down during a sudden attack and rescued that officer and a comrade from the enemy.