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HARRINGTON, JOHN

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While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. He was severely wounded in the hip and unable to move. He continued to fight, defending an exposed dying man.

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Service

Rank

Division

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

Conflict

Year of honor

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Indian Campaigns 1874 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

Citation

While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. He was severely wounded in the hip and unable to move. He continued to fight, defending an exposed dying man.