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.
June 18, 1873 at Cheyenne Agency, Dakota Territory
Entered Service in the US
Army from Fort D.A. Russell, WY
DIED: October 24, 1966 at the age of 93
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
Roberts 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: 1 Lt. Benjamin Hardaway, Cpl.
Pvt. George Berg, Pvt. Oscar Brookin, Pvt. Thomas Graves, Pvt.