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SMITH, GEORGE

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While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. Pvt. Smith was mortally wounded during the engagement and died early the next day.,Buffalo Wallow Battlegrounds remains not recovered

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Indian Campaigns 1874 Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York

Citation

While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. Pvt. Smith was mortally wounded during the engagement and died early the next day.,Buffalo Wallow Battlegrounds remains not recovered