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Richard Longstreet Tea
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Born: February, 1842 (2022-02-25UTC18:42)
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Died: 1911 (aged 68–69)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Rank: sergeant
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Unit: Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry
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Battles: American Civil War
Indian Wars
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Richard Longstreet Tea (1842-September 14, 1911) was an American Civil War hero who won the Medal of Honor for heroism on April 23, 1875 during the Indian Wars. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in February, 1842.

So conspicuous was his record as a soldier during that war that he was accorded the distinction by the United States Congress of being permitted to enter either the Senate Chambers or the floor of the House and enjoy any privilege of either.

He died September 14, 1911 in Prescott, Arizona and is buried there in Mountain View Cemetery. His grave can be found in Section P, Lot 13, Grave D.

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Sappa Creek, Kans., 23 April 1875. Entered servlce at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 16 November 1876.

Citation:

With 5 other men he waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column. This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance.

See also[]

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  • List of Medal of Honor recipients

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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