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Lewis Warrington

 

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San Antonio National Cemetery
  A-60  

Born:   at Washington, DC

Entered Service in the US Army from Washington, DC

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism December 08, 1874 at Muchague Valley, TX

Died:  January 05, 1879

First Lieutenant Lewis Warrington led ten troopers in pursuit a ten Indians in the Muchague Valley of Texas on December 8, 1874. The pursuit, with horses of both forces running at a full gallop, stretched over five miles causing some of Warrington's troopers to be strung out across the distance, their horses exhausted. Lieutenant Warrington captured one warrior, turned him over to a trooper whose horse could run no further, and with Privates Frederick Bergendahl and John O'Sullivan, continued in pursuit of the remaining warriors. Climbing out of the valley onto the plain, the Indians dismounted and took up positions from which they fired on the three soldiers trying to climb after them, when they were within fifty yards. In the battle that followed, Lieutenant Warrington used his rifle as a club in hand-to-hand combat after his ammunition was expended. Privates Bergendahl and O'Sullivan fought valiantly until only one enemy warrior remained, and then unsuccessfully gave chase. All three men received the Medal of Honor from which only one enemy warrior of the war party survived the valiant attacks of the three determined soldiers.

 

 

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