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PLATTEN, FREDERICK

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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.

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U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Sergeant) Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry

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Indian Campaigns 1875 Torbeck, Ireland

Citation

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.