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Robert Temple Emmet
Birth: Dec. 13, 1854
Death: Oct. 25, 1936

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An 1877 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served during the Wars with the Plains Indians as a 2nd Lieutenant in Troop G, 9th United States Cavalry (his modern Medal of Honor grave marker lists his last name as "Emmett). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico on September 18. 1879. His citation reads "Lt. Emmet was in G Troop which was sent to relieve a detachment of soldiers under attack by hostile Apaches During a flank attack on the Indian camp, made to divert the hostiles Lt. Emmet and 5 of his men became surrounded when the Indians returned to defend their camp. Finding that the Indians were making for a position from which they could direct their fire on the retreating troop, the Lieutenant held his point with his party until the soldiers reached the safety of a canyon. Lt. Emmet then continued to hold his position while his party recovered their horses. The enemy force consisted of approximately 200". His Medal was awarded to him on August 24, 1899. He was one of nineteen soldiera and officers of the 9th United States Cavalry (which was a regiment of "Buffalo Soldiers") to be awarded the CMOH for their bravery during the various late 19th century actions againt the Indians on the western frontier. (bio by: Russ Dodge)

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Beechwoods Cemetery
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 32, Lot 759, Grave 9