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 Elisha Simpson Hornaday

Elisha Simpson Hornaday

Birth
Hendricks County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 Jul 1923 (aged 72)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Magnolia Lot 18 Grave 1
Memorial ID 9694 · View Source
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Indian Wars Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company H, 6th US Cavalry. At Sappa Creek, Kansas, April 23, 1875, with five other volunteers, he waded in muddy water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position. There behind the enemy which was waiting for the main Army Cavalry column to advance, they sprang a surprise rear attack resulting in the capture of the entire hostile camp. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elisha Simpson Hornaday (24 Mar 1851–9 Jul 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9694, citing Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .