About Otto Emil Voit
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Saddler Otto Emil Voit, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 June 1876, while serving with Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Little Big Horn, Montana. Saddler Voit volunteered with George Geiger, Charles Windolph, and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling canteens of water that were desperately needed.
General Orders: Date of Issue: October 5, 1878
Action Date: June 25, 1876
Company: Company H
Division: 7th U.S. Cavalry