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VAN SCHAICK, LOUIS

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While in pursuit of a band of insurgents, was the first of his detachment to emerge from a canyon and, seeing a column of insurgents and fearing they might turn and dispatch his men as they emerged one by one from the canyon, galloped forward and closed with the insurgents, thereby throwing them into confusion until the arrival of others of the detachment.

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Service

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U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Colonel) 4th U.S. Infantry

Conflict

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Philippine Insurrections 1901 Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York

Citation

While in pursuit of a band of insurgents, was the first of his detachment to emerge from a canyon and, seeing a column of insurgents and fearing they might turn and dispatch his men as they emerged one by one from the canyon, galloped forward and closed with the insurgents, thereby throwing them into confusion until the arrival of others of the detachment.