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Robert Temple Emmet



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
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, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Beechwoods Cemetery

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Born:  December 13, 1854 at New York, NY

Entered Service in the US Army from New York, NY

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism September 18, 1879 at Las Animas Canyon, NM

Died:  October 25, 1936 at the age of 81

Second Lieutenant Robert Emmet was cited for heroism in action with hostile Indian warriors at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, on September 18, 1879. He was a member of 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, Lieutenant Emmet and five of his men became surrounded when 200 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. Lieutenant Emmet then continued to hold his position while his party recovered their horses. Two other men were awarded Medals of Honor for other actions during the Battle at Las Animas Canyon: Second Lieutenant Robert Emmet and Sergeant John Denny.



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