HARTZOG (VETERAN IW), JOSHUA B (MOH) - White County, Arkansas | JOSHUA B (MOH) HARTZOG (VETERAN IW) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Joshua B (MOH) HARTZOG (VETERAN IW)

Gum Springs - Searcy Cemetery
White County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE US Army
Company E 1 US Artillery
Indian Wars
February 3, 1866 - May 27, 1939
Medal Of Honor
Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant in the United States Army.
Joshua B Hartzog was born in Paulding County, Ohio. On the 29th of December 1890 he was a participant in the Pine Ridge Campaign that occurred at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. The purpose of the action was to arrest the Sioux chief Big Foot and disarm his warriors. A powerful medicine man had convinced the warriors that their “Ghost Shirts” would protect them from the bluecoats’ bullets. When his commanding officer was wounded, Private Herzog braved the heavy fire to rescue the officer. An eye witness stated: “All of the Indians opened fire on us. One of my men went for ammunition and didn't come back. ...My captain called to me to come back, but I kept moving nearer the Indians, and kept shooting. Lieutenant Hawthorne came toward me and was calling, when suddenly I heard him say: 'Oh, my God!' Looking around, I saw him lying on his side, and then I knew he had been hit. Hartzog ran to him and carried him back behind the hill." The citation reads: “Went to the rescue of the commanding officer who had fallen severely wounded, picked him up, and carried him out of range of the hostile guns.”

Resources Consulted:
Ref:http://pauldingcountylibrary.org/joshuahartzog.htm (Accessed on 11/18/2008)
Ref:http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_go/hartzog_joshua.html (Accessed on 11/18/2008)

Contributed on 10/22/08 by tomtodd
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Record #: 84041

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Submitted: 10/22/08 • Approved: 12/6/14 • Last Updated: 12/9/14 • R84041-G0-S3

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