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PARNELL, WILLIAM

parnell william

With a few men, in the face of a heavy fire from pursuing Indians and in imminent peril, returned and rescued a soldier whose horse had been killed and who had been left behind in the retreat.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Colonel) 1st U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Indian Campaigns 1877 Dublin, Ireland

Citation

With a few men, in the face of a heavy fire from pursuing Indians and in imminent peril, returned and rescued a soldier whose horse had been killed and who had been left behind in the retreat.