Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
July 17, 1865 at Benleyville, KY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Fort Totten, Dakota
09, 1955 at the age of 89
The Medal of Honor During the Spanish-American War For heroism
on July 01, 1898 at El Caney, Cuba
Colonel Haskell and his regimental quartermaster were making a
reconnaissance prior to the attack on El Caney in Cuba, forward
of the their own lines, when Haskell was wounded by enemy fire
and immobilized. His lesser injured quartermaster returned to
the lines shouting "The Colonel is shot!" Lieutenant
Hardaway along with another officer and five soldiers
immediately and without orders, sprang into the open, braving
the enemy fire to reach and rescue their wounded colonel. Two
men were wounded almost immediately, but remaining five men
following Lieutenant Hardaway men reached the colonel to drag
him to safety. Though Lieutenant Colonel Haskell died from his
own wounds, the valiant attempt of these seven soldiers to
rescue their wounded leader, served as an inspiration to all the
rest of the 17th Infantry.
(Others involved in this action: 2 Lt. Charles Roberts, Cpl.
Pvt. George Berg, Pvt. Oscar Brookin, Pvt. Thomas Graves, Pvt.