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McCARTHY, MICHAEL

mccarthy michael

Was detailed with six men to hold a commanding position and held it with great gallantry until the troops fell back. He then fought his way through the Indians, rejoined a portion of his command, and continued the fight in retreat. He had two horses shot from under him and was captured, but escaped and reported for duty after three days' hiding and wandering in the mountains.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Sergeant (highest rank: Colonel WAANG) Troop H, 1st U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Indian Campaigns 1876 St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Citation

Was detailed with six men to hold a commanding position and held it with great gallantry until the troops fell back. He then fought his way through the Indians, rejoined a portion of his command, and continued the fight in retreat. He had two horses shot from under him and was captured, but escaped and reported for duty after three days' hiding and wandering in the mountains.