Godfrey, Edward Settle, BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1907-1907, Military Division of the Mississippi/Department of the Missouri
Service Years
1861 - 1907

Cavalry

Brigadier General


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1843
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Kalida
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Apr 01, 1932
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Grand Army of the Republic Badge Military Order of the Loyal Legion


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 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)Grand Army of the RepublicCongressional Medal Of Honor Society7th United States Cavalry Association
Medal of Honor
  1864, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) - Assoc. Page
  1865, Grand Army of the Republic
  1894, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1907, 7th United States Cavalry Association
  2014, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Wounded Knee Massacre
Start Year
1890
End Year
1890

Description
The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota.

The previous day, a detachment of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment commanded by Major Samuel M. Whitside intercepted Spotted Elk's band of Miniconjou Lakota and 38 Hunkpapa Lakota near Porcupine Butte and escorted them 5 miles (8.0 km) westward to Wounded Knee Creek, where they made camp. The remainder of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, led by Colonel James W. Forsyth, arrived and surrounded the encampment. The regiment was supported by a battery of four Hotchkiss mountain guns.

On the morning of December 29, the troops went into the camp to disarm the Lakota. One version of events claims that during the process of disarming the Lakota, a deaf tribesman named Black Coyote was reluctant to give up his rifle, claiming he had paid a lot for it. A scuffle over the rifle ensued, causing several Lakota to draw their weapons and open fire on the cavalry regiment. The situation quickly devolved as both sides began firing indiscriminately. By the time the battle was over, more than 150 men, women, and children of the Lakota had been killed and 51 were wounded (4 men and 47 women and children, some of whom died later); some estimates placed the number of dead at 300. Twenty-five soldiers also died, and 39 were wounded (6 of the wounded later died). At least twenty soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor. In 2001, the National Congress of American Indians passed two resolutions condemning the awards and called on the U.S. government to rescind them. The site of the battlefield has been designated a National Historic Landmark. In 1990, both houses of the U.S. Congress passed a resolution formally expressing "deep regret" for the massacre.
   
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From Year
1890
To Year
1890
 
Last Updated:
Apr 3, 2017
   
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The Fighting 7th Officers

  39 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Clancy, John E., PVT, (1890-1891)
  • Colby, Leonard Wright, BG, (1861-1906)
  • Hamilton, Mathew H., PVT, (1890-1891)
  • Hartzog, Joshua Byron, PVT, (1890-1891)
  • Hawthorne, Harry LeRoy, COL, (1882-1919)
  • Hillock, Marvin Charles, PVT, (1890-1891)
  • Hobday, George, PVT, (1890-1891)
  • Jetter, Bernhard, 1SG, (1890-1891)
  • Lloyd, George, SGT, (1890-1891)
  • McGinnis, Hugh, PVT, (1890-1891)
  • Robinson, William Wallace, BG, (1864-1910)
  • Roy, Stanislas, SGT, (1869-1901)
  • Sullivan, Thomas, 1SG, (1890-1891)
  • Toy, Frederick Ernest, CPT, (1881-1911)
  • Trautman, Jacob, 1SG, (1890-1891)
  • Ward, James H., SGT, (1876-1891)
  • Weinert, Paul H., Sgt, (1889-1890)
  • Wilson, William O., CPL, (1890-1891)
  • Ziegner, Herman, 1SG, (1882-1898)
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