Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On this date in Minnesota History: June 25

June 25-26, 1876 – Sergeant Charles H. Welch, who entered service at Fort Snelling, was one of 24 men who received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on these dates while serving with Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Little Big Horn, Montana. Sergeant Welch voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire. 


Burial: Evans Cemetery, Evans, Weld County, Co.


Minn. Medal of Honor Winners - Minn. State Capitol Grounds
Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain June 25, 2013,
as long as acknowledgement included. 

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