Elisha Simpson Hornaday

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Elisha Simpson Hornaday

Birthplace: Hendricks, Indiana, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Elisha Simpson Hornaday

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Elisha Simpson Hornaday, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 23 April 1875, while serving with Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Sappa Creek, Kansas. With five other men Private Hornaday waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column. This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance.

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 16, 1876

Action Date: April 23, 1875

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company H

Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry

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March 24, 1851
Hendricks, Indiana, USA
Age 70
San Diego, San Diego, California, USA