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17270  6th Cavalry at Pine Ridge  Boudoir card of  K
troop 6th cavalry soldiers with their carbines.  Tents
can be seen in the background. Backmark Northwest
Photographic Co., Chadron, Neb.  There is also an
advertisement for an epilepsy cure on the verso.  Two
soldiers from company K were awarded the CMOH.
$850    

…First Sergeant Cornelius Cole Smith, United States
Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891,
while serving with Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in
action at White River, South Dakota. With four men of
his troop, First Sergeant Smith drove off a superior force
of the enemy and held his position against their repeated
efforts to recapture it, and subsequently pursued them a
great distance. Awarded 4 February 1891.

…Sergeant Fred Myers, United States Army, for
extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891, while serving
with Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White
River, South Dakota. With five men Sergeant Myers
repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his
position against their repeated efforts to recapture it.
Awarded 4 February 1891.