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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Richard L. Tea

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Organization: 6th US Cavalry (Battery B/4th US Artillery at Antietam)

Entered Service: [Philadelphia, Pa.]

Birth: Philadelphia, Pa.

Date Medal Issued: 16 November 1876

Date of Action: 23 April 1875

Place of Action: Sappa Creek, Kans.


With 5 other men he 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.


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