ATTACK ON SAPPA CREEK & MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT FREDERICK PLATTENSee original listing
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|Western Magazine:||Excellent Condition|
|Cavalry Units:||Sixth, Eighth, Fifth||Locations:||Kansas, Ireland, New York, Arizona|
|Forts:||Leavenworth, Lyons, Wallace|
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ATTACK ON SAPPA CREEK
By Dan L. Thrapp
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MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT,
Sergeant Frederick Platten
Company H, 6th U. S. Cavalry
MEDAL OF HONOR MEMORABILIA
IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
Sergeant Frederick Platten, Co. H., 6th U. S. Cavalry, U. S. Army was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and recommended for a Court-Martial in the same action.
HE REFUSED TO KILL
AN UNARMED INDIAN SQUAW
AND HER PAPOOSE.
Folks, these old westerns are full of stories of the mistreatment of our native American Indians. How refreshing to read one where a Cavalryman refused orders to kill an unarmed Indian squaw and her papoose saying to Lieutenant Austin Henley who ordered the killing, “I’ve never shot babies and women that I know of and I’m not going to start now.” For this he was threatened with court-martial but his heroism was the better part of valor.
Well, let’s admit, it is very unusual for a soldier to receive a Medal of Honor and a court-martial for the same action. Yet, that is the exactly the circumstance that faced Sergeant Frederick Platten as it occurred as related in this history of the “Attack on Sappa Creek”. There, Platten was ordered by his Lieutenant to shoot and kill an unarmed squaw with papoose. He refused and in a tirade, the Lieutenant court-martialed him and sentenced him to death. You must read about his action which gained him the Congressional Medal of Honor
It’s the rest of the story”
Please read this. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones like this issue containing the actual printed Medal of Honor Award are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out cause really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.
Here’s one of ‘em.
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Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.
This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.
Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.
I hope you appreciate the effort.
ATTACK ON SAPPA CREEK
By Dan L. Thrapp
ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1860’s – 1939
ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: IRELAND, NEW YORK, KANSAS, ARIZONA
CAMPBELL, Big Hank, Buffalo Hunter
CHAFFEE, Adna R., Captain
CHEYENNE WARRIORS *
CUSTER, George Armstrong, Lieutenant Colonel
HENELY, Austin, Lieutenant
MILES, Nelson, General
PLATTEN, Frederick “Fred,” Sergeant, Co. H., 6th U. S. Cavalry
THRAPP, Dan L., Author
WHIRLWIND, Cheyenne Chief *
Picture 1: Whirlwind, Cheyenne Chief. *
Picture 2: A group of Cheyenne warriors. *
Picture 3: A copy of the certificate awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to Sgt. Frederick Platten. *
PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
Company H, Sixth Cavalry
Congressional Medal of Honor Certificate *
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Fort Lyons, Kansas
New York City
Salt Fork of the Red River
Whirlwind’s War Bonnet
ATTACK ON SAPPA CREEK
by Dan L. Thrapp
MEDAL OF HONOR MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.
My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in excellent condition, the cover is pristine and in vibrant color.
As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.
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THE INDEX IS A GENEALOGY IMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION