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Medal of Honor Recipients
Indian War Campaign (M to Z)

MACHOL

Rank and organization: Private, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Arizona, 1872-73. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallant conduct during campaign and engagements with Apaches.

MAHERS, HERBERT

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: Canada. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MAHONEY, GREGORY

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: South Wales. Date of issue: 13 October 1875

Citation... Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.

MARTIN, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Castle Dome and Santa Maria Mountains, Ariz. June and July 1873. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallant services in operations of Capt. James Burns, 5th U.S. Cavalry.

MATTHEWS, DAVID A.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 6 September 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

MAUS, MARION P.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Sierra Madre Mountains, Mex., 11 January 1886. Entered service at: Tennallytown, Montgomery County, Md. Birth: Burnt Mills, Md. Date of issue: 27 November 1894.

Citation... Most distinguished gallantry in action with hostile Apaches led by Geronimo and Natchez.

MAY, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MAYS, ISAIAH

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 24th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Arizona, 11 May 1889. Entered service at: Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Born: 16 February 1858, Carters Bridge, Va. Date of issue: 19 February 1890.

Citation... Gallantry in the fight between Paymaster Wham's escort and robbers. Mays walked and crawled 2 miles to a ranch for help.

McBRIDE, BERNARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

McBRYAR, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 1 0th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 7 March 1890. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: 14 February 1861, Elizabethtown, N.C. Date of issue: 15 May 1890.

Citation... Distinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians.

McCABE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.

McCANN, BERNARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 22d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

McCARTHY, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Troop H, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Bird Canyon, Idaho, June 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: St. Johns, Newfoundland. Date of issue: 20 November 1897.

Citation... Was detailed with 6 men to hold a commanding position, and held it with great gallantry until the troops fell back. He then fought his way through the Indians, rejoined a portion of his command, and continued the fight in retreat. He had 2 horses shot from under him, and was captured, but escaped and reported for duty after 3 days' hiding and wandering in the mountains.

McCLERNAND, EDWARD J.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Springfield, 111. Birth: Jacksonville, 111. Date of issue: 27 November 1894.

Citation... Gallantly attacked a band of hostiles and conducted the combat with excellent skill and boldness.

McCORMlCK, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January

1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Rutland, Vt. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action .

McDONALD, FRANKLIN M.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 11th U.S. Infantry Place and date: Near Fort Griffin, Tex., 5 August 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Bowling Green, Ky. Date of issue: 31 August 1872.

Citation... Gallantry in defeating Indians wlho attacked the mail.

McDONALD, JAMES

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

McDONALD, ROBERT

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Wolf Mountain, Mont., 8 January 1877. Entered service at Fort Sumner, N. Mex. Birth: New York. Date of issue: 27 November 1894.

Citation... Led his command in a successful charge against superior numbers of hostile Indians, strongly posted.

McGANN, MICHAEL A.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 9 August 1880.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

McGAR, OWEN

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Pawtucket, R.I. Birtil: North Attleboro, Mass Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

McHUGH, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Syracuse, N.Y. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Cltation: Gallantry in action.

McKlNLEY, DANIEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

McLENNON, JOHN

Rank and organization: Musician, Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont., 9 August 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Fort Belknap, Tex. Date of issue: 2 December 1878.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

680

McLOUGHLlN, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

McMASTERS, HENRY A.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Augusta, Maine. Date of issue: 19 November 1872.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

McMlLLAN, ALBERT W.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 23 June 1891.

Citation... While engaged with Indians concealed in a ravine, he assisted the men on the skirmish line, directed their fire, encouraged them by example, and used every effort to dislodge the enemy.

McNALLY, JAMES

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 6 September 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

McNAMARA, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 19 November 1872.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

McPHELAN, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

McVEAGH, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

MEAHER, NICHOLAS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Perry County, Ohio. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MECHLIN, HENRY W. B.

Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa. Born: 14 October 1851, Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa. Date of issue: 29 August 1878.

Citation... With 3 comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secured water for the command.

MERRILL, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September 187'J. Entered service at: ------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 7 June 1880.

Citation... Though painfully wounded, he remained on duty and rendered gallant and valuable service.

MILLER, DANIEL H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 5 May 1871. Entered service at:------. Birth: Fairfield County, Ohio. Date of issue: 13 November 1871.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MILLER, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MILLER, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

MITCHELL, JOHN

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 9-11 September 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 23 April 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in engagement with Indians.

MITCHELL, JOHN J.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Hell Canyon, Ariz., 3 July 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MONTROSE, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Birth: St. Paul, Minn. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MOQUIN, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September to 5 October 1879. Entered Service at: ---------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 27 January 1880.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MORAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MORGAN, GEORGE H.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Dry Fork, Ariz., 17 July 1882. Entered service at: Minneapolis, Minn. Birth: Canada. Date of issue: 15 July 1892.

Citation... Gallantly held his ground at a critical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy (hostile Indians) until he was disabled by a shot.

MORIARITY, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: England. Date of issue: 6 September 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

MORRIS, JAMES L.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 August 1875.

Citation... Services against hostile Indians.

MORRIS, WILLIAM W.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 9-11 September 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Stewart County, Tenn. Date of issue: 23 April 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in engagement with Indians.

MOTT, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 5 May 1871. Entered service at:------. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 13 November 1871.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MOYLAN, MYLES

Rank and organization: Captain, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Essex, Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 November 1894.

Citation... Gallantly led his command in action against Nez Perce Indians until he was severely wounded.

MURPHY, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth. Ireland. Date of issue: Unknown.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MURPHY, EDWARD F.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Wayne County, Pa. [)ate of issue: 23 April 1880.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MURPHY, JEREMIAH

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Powder River, Mont., 17 March 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 16 October 1877.

Citation... Being the only member of his picket not disabled, he attempted to save a wounded comrade.

MURPHY, PHILIP

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MURPHY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

MURRAY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: S October 1878.

Citation... Brought up the pack train, and on the second day the rations, under a heavy flre from the enemy.

MYERS, FRED

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White River, S. Dak., 1 January 1891. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 4 February 1891.

Citation... With 5 men repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it.

NANNASADDIE

Rank and organization: Indian Scouts. Place and date: 1872-73. Entered service at:------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

NANTAJE (NANTAHE)

Rank and organization: Indian Scouts. Place and date: 1872-73. Entered service at:------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

NEAL, SOLON D.

Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Hanover, N.H. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

NEDER, ADAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Sioux campaign, December 1890. Entered service at:------. Birth: Bavaria. Date of issue: 25 April 1891.

Citation... Distinguished bravery.

NEILON, FREDERICK S.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 9-11 September 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 23 April 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

NEWMAN, HENRY

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 13 July 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 4 December 1874.

Citation... He and 2 companions covered the withdrawal of wounded comrades from the fire of an Apache band well concealed among rocks.

NIHILL, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 13 July 1872. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: 1850, Ireland. Date of issue: 4 December 1874.

Citation... Fought and defeated 4 hostile Apaches located between him and his comrades.

NOLAN, RICHARD J.

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December 1890. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 1 April 1891.

Citation... Bravery.

O'CALLAGHAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at: ------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

OLIVER, FRANCIS

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. En tered service at: ------. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Bravery in action.

O'NEILL, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Tariffville, Conn. Date of issue: 19 November 1872.

Citation... Bravery in action.

O'REGAN, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Fall River, Mass. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

ORR, MOSES

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallant conduct during cam paigns and engagements with Apaches.

OSBORNE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company M, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

O'SULLIVAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Staked Plains, Tex., 8 December 1874. Entered service at New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 13 October 1875. Cita tion: Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.

PAINE, ADAM

Rank and organization: Private, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Canyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, Tex., 26-27 September 1874. Entered service at: Fort Duncan, Texas. Birth: Florida. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

Citation... Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.

PARNELL, WILLIAM R.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Bird Canyon, Idaho, 17 June 1877. Entered service at: New York. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 16 September 1897.

Citation... With a few men, in the face of a heavy fire from pursuing Indians and at imminent peril, returned and rescued a soldier whose horse had been killed and who had been left behind in the retreat.

PAYNE, ISAAC

Rank and organization: Trumpeter, Indian Scouts. Place and date: At Pecos River, Tex., 25 April 1875. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Mexico. Date of issue: 28 May 1875.

Citation... With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.

PENGALLY, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: England. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

PENNSYL, JOSIAH

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 11 September 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Frederick County, Md. Date of issue: 23 April 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

PHIFE, LEWIS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at: Marion, Oreg. Born: 31 October 1846, Des Moines County, lowa. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

PHILIPSEN, WILHELM O.

Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Troop D, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September 1879. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 12 December 1894.

Citation... With 9 others voluntarily attacked and captured a strong position held by Indians.

PHILLIPS, SAMUEL D.

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Muddy Creek, Mont., 7 May 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Butler County, Ohio. Date of issue: 8 August 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

PHOENIX, EDWIN

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874. Entered service at: Kentucky. Birth: St. Louis, Mo. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

PLATTEN, FREDERICK

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

Citation... With S 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.

POPPE, JOHN A.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September to S October 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio. Date of issue: 27 lanuary 1880.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

PORTER, SAMUEL

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Montgomery County, Md. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

POWERS, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

PRATT, JAMES

Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at: Bellefontaine, Ohio. Birth: Bellefontaine, Ohio. Date of issue: 19 November 1872.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

PYM, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Oxfordshire, England. Date of issue: S October 1878.

Citation... Voluntarily went for water and secured the same under heavy fire.

RAERICK, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Lyry Creek, Ariz., 14 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

RAGNAR, THEODORE

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December 1890. Entered service at:------. Birth: Sweden. Date of issue: 13 April 1891.

Citation... Bravery.

RANKIN, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Lewistown, Pa. Date of issue: 19 November 1872.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

REED, JAMES C.

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 29 April 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Defended his position (with 3 others) against a party of 17 hostile Indians under heavy fire at close quarters, the entire party except himself being severely wounded.

RICHMAN, SAMUEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Cleveland, Ohio. Date of issue: 6 September 1869.

Citation... Bravery in actions with Indians.

ROACH, HAMPTON M.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September to 5 Qctober 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Concord, La. Date of issue: 27 January 1880.

Citation... Erected breastworks under fire; also kept the command supplied with water 3 consecutive nights while exposed to fire from ambushed Indians at close range.

ROBBINS, MARCUS M.

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Sappa Creek, Kans., 23 April 1875. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Elba, Wis. 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.

ROBINSON, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 23 January 1880.

Citation... Discharged his duties while in charge of the skirmish line under fire with judgment and great coolness and brought up the lead horses at a critical moment.

ROCHE, DAVID

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

RODENBURG, HENRY

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

ROGAN, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont., 9 August 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 2 December 1878.

Citation... Verified and reported the company while subjected to a galling fire from the enemy.

ROMEYN, HENRY

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Michigan. Birth: Galen, N.Y. Date of issue: 27 November 1894.

Citation... Led his command into close range of the enemy, there maintained his position, and vigorously prosecuted the fight until he was severely wounded.

ROONEY, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Birth: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

ROTH, PETER

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 4 November 1874.

Citation... While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day.

ROWALT, JOHN F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Lyry Creek, Ariz., 14 Octs)ber 1869. Entered service at: Belleville, Ohio. Birth: Belleville, Ohio. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

ROWDY

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Arizona, 7 March 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 15 May 1890.

Citation... Bravery in action with Apache Indians.

ROY, STANISLAUS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: France. Date of issue: 5 October 1878.

Citation... Brought water to the wounded at great danger to life and under a most galling fire of the enemy.

RUSSELL, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

RYAN, DAVID

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

RYAN, DENNIS

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Gageby Creek, Indian Territory, 2 December 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 23 April 1875.

Citation... Courage while in command of a detachment.

SALE, ALBERT

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Santa Maria River, Ariz., 29 June 1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: Broome County, N.Y. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in killing an Indian warrior and capturing pony and effects.

SCHNITZER, JOHN

Rank and organization: Wagoner, Troop G, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Horseshoe Canyon, N. Mex., 23 April 1882. Entered service at:------. Birth: Bavaria. Date of issue: 17 August 1896.

Citation... Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.

SCHOU, JULIUS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 22d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Denmark. Date of issue: 19 November 1884.

Citation... Carried dispatches to Fort Buford.

SCHROETER, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SCOTT, GEORGE D.

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Mt. Vernon, Ky. Birth: Lancaster County, Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878.

Citation... Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

SCOTT, ROBERT B.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Washington County, N.Y. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SHAFFER, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

SHARPLESS, EDWARD C.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 9-11 September 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Marion County, Ohio. Date of issue: 23 April 1875.

Citation... While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he (and a comrade) fought throughout the day.

SHAW, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Carrizo Canyon, N. Mex., 12 August 1881. Entered service at: Pike County, Mo. Birth: Covington, Ky. Date of issue: 7 December 1890.

Citation... Forced the enemy back after stubbornly holding his ground in an extremely exposed position and prevented the enemy's superior numbers from surrounding his command.

SHEERIN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Camden County, N.J. Date of issue: 12 August 1875.

Citation... Services against hostile Indians.

SHEPPARD, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Birth: Rocky Hill, Conn. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Bravery in action with Sioux.

SHINGLE, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Troop 1, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 1 June 1880.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SINGLETON, FRANK

(See Frederick S. Neilon, true name.)

SKINNER, JOHN O.

Rank and organization: Contract Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Lava Beds, Oreg., 17 January 1873. Entered service at: Maryland. Birth: Maryland. Date of issue: Unknown.

Citation... Rescued a wounded soldier who lay under a close and heavy fire during the assault on the Modoc stronghold after 2 soldiers had unsuccessfully attempted to make the rescue and both had been wounded in doing so.

SMITH, ANDREW J.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SMITH, CHARLES E.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Auburn, N.Y. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SMITH, CORNELIUS C.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near White River, S. Dak., 1 January 1891. Entered service at: Helena, Mont. Birth: Tucson, Ariz. Date of issue: 4 February 1891.

Citation... With 4 men of his troop drove off a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it, and subsequently pursued them a great distance.

Medal of Honor was given posthumously. SMITH, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Greenfield, N.Y. Date of issue: 4 November 1874.

Citation... While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. Pvt. Smith was mortally wounded during the engagement and died early the next day.

SMITH, OTTO

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 6 September 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

SMITH, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 3d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Slim Buttes, Mont., 9 September 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 16 October 1877.

Citation... Special bravery in endeavoring to dislodge Indians secreted in a ravine .

SMITH, THEODORE F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Rahway, N.J. Date of issue: 14 February 1879.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SMITH, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth. Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SMITH, THOMAS J.

Rank and organization. Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: England. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SMITH, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at. ------. Birth. Bath, Maine. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SMITH, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Lapeer County, Mich. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SNOW, ELMER A.

Rank and organization: Trumpeter, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud Creek, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth. Hardwick, Mass. Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation. Bravery in action; was wounded in both arms.

SPENCE, ORIZOBA

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: Tionesta, Pa. Birth: Forest County, Pa. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation. Gallantry in action.

SPRINGER, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: York County, Pa. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

STANCE, EMANUEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Kickapoo Springs, Tex., 20 May 1870. Entered service at. ------. Birth: Carroll Parish, La. Date of issue: 28 June 1870. Citation. Gallantry on scout after Indians.

STANLEY, EBEN

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Turret Mountain, Ariz., 25 and 27 March 1873. Entered service at. ------. Birth: Decatur County, lowa. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

STANLEY, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 26 August 1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

STAUFFER, RUDOLPH

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Camp Hualpai, Ariz., 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 30 July 1875.

Citation... Gallantry on scouts after Indians.

STEINER, CHRISTIAN

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

STEWART, BENJAMIN F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn River, Mont., 9 July 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Norfolk, Va. Date of issue: 2 December 1876.

Citation... Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.

STICKOFFER, JULIUS H.

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Cienaga Springs, Utah, 11 November 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

STIVERS, THOMAS W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Mt. Vernon, Ky. Birth: Madison County, Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878.

Citation... Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

STOKES, ALONZO

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at:------. Birth: Logan County, Ohio. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

STRAYER, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebr., 26 April 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Maytown, Pa. Date of issue: 22 May 1862.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

STRIVSON, BENONI

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------Birth: Overton, Tenn. Date of issue. 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

SULLIVAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Covington. Ky. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.

SULLIVAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at: Newark, N.J. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 17 December 1891.

Citation... Conspicuous bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.

SUMNER, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill., Birth: England. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

SUTHERLAND, JOHN A.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at: Montgomery County, Ind. Birth: Monroe County, Ind. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

TAYLOR, BERNARD

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Sunset Pass, Ariz., 1 November 1874. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: St. Louis, Mo. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Bravery in rescuing Lt. King, 5th U.S. Cavalry, from Indians.

TAYLOR, CHARLES

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Dry Wash, Ariz., 17 July 1862. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 16 December 1882.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

TAYLOR, WILBUR N.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Hamden, Maine. Date of issue: 6 September 1869.

Citation... Bravery in actions with Indians.

TEA, RICHARD L.

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.

THOMAS, CHARLES L.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 11th Ohio Cavalry. Place and date: At Powder River Expedition Dakota Territory, 17 September 1865. Entered service at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 24 August 1894.

Citation... Carried a message through a country infested with hostile Indians and saved the life of a comrade en route.

THOMPSON, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Blue, Nebr., 15 May 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Victory, N.Y. Date of issue: 22 June 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

THOMPSON, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Bravery in action with Indians.

THOMPSON, PETER

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 5 October 1878.

Citation... After having voluntarily brought water to the wounded, in which effort he was shot through the head, he made two successful trips for the same purpose, notwithstanding remonstrances of his sergeant.

TILTON, HENRY R.

Rank and organization: Major and Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Jersey City, N.J. Birth: Barnegat, N.J. Date of issue: 22 March 1895.

Citation... Fearlessly risked his life and displayed great gallantry in rescuing and protecting the wounded men.

TOLAN, FRANK

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Malone, N.Y. Date of issue: 5 October 1878.

Citation... Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

TOY, FREDERICK E.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at:------. Birth: Buffalo, N.Y. Date of issue: 26 May 1891.

Citation... Bravery.

TRACY, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Bravery in action with Indians.

TRAUTMAN, JACOB

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 27 March 1891.

Citation... Killed a hostile Indian at close quarters, and, although entitled to retirement from service, remained to the close of the campaign.

TURPIN, JAMES H.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company L, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1872-74. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Easton, Mass. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in actlons with Apaches.

VARNUM, CHARLES A.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December 1890. Entered service at: Pensacola, Fla. Birth: Troy, N.Y. Date of issue: 22 September 1897.

Citation... While executing an order to withdraw, seeing that a continuance of the movement would expose another troop of his regiment to being cut off and surrounded, he disregarded orders to retire, placed himself in front of his men, led a charge upon the advancmg Indians, regained a commanding position that had just been vacated, and thus insured a safe withdrawal of both detachments without further loss.

VEUVE, ERNEST

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company A, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Staked Plains, Tex., 3 November 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

Citation... Gallant manner in which he faced a desperate Indian.

VOIT, OTTO

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 5 October 1878.

Citation... Volunteered with George Geiger, Charles Windolph, and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling canteens of water that were desperately needed.

VOKES, LEROY H.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Loupe Fork, Platte River, Nebr., 26 April 1872. Entered service at:------. Birth: Lake County, Ill. Date of issue: 22 May 1872.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

VON MEDEM, RUDOLPH

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: 1872-73. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in actions and campaigns.

WALKER, ALLEN

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Texas, 30 December 1891. Entered service at:------. Birth: Patriot, Ind. Date of issue: 25 April 1892.

Citation... While carrying dispatches, he attacked a party of 3 armed men and secured papers valuable to the United States.

WALKER, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red Creek, Ariz., 23 September 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: France. Date of issue: 23 November 1869.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

WALLACE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WALLEY, AUGUSTUS

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Cuchillo Negro Mountains, N. Mex., 16 August 1881. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Reistertown, Md. Date of issue: 1 October 1890.

Citation... Bravery in action with hostile Apaches.

WARD, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: England, Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

WARD, JAMES

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Quincy, Mass. Date of issue: 16 April 1891.

Citation... Continued to flght after being severely wounded.

WARD, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, 24th U.S. Infantry Indian Scouts Place and date: At Pecos River, Tex., 25 April 1875. Entered service at. Fort Duncan, Tex. Birth: Arkansas. Date of issue: 28 May 1875. Citation. With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.

WARRINGTON, LEWIS

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Muchague Valley, Tex., 8 December 1874. Entered service at Washington, D.C. Birth: Washington, D.C. Date of issue: 12 Aprii 1875.

Citation... Gallantry in a combat with 5 Indians.

WATSON, JAMES C.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I., 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at. ------. Birth: Cochecton, N.Y. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WATSON, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Picacho Mountain, Ariz., 4 June 1869. Entered service at: St. Joseph, Mich. Birth: Union City, Mich. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Cltation: Killed an Indian warrior and captured his arms.

WEAHER, ANDREW J.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery m scouts and actions against Indians.

WElNERT, PAUL H.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 1st U.S. Artillery. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 24 March 1891.

Citation... Taking the place of his commanding of ficer who had fallen severely wounded, he gallantly served his piece, after each flre advancing it to a better position.

WEISS, ENOCH R.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Kosciusko County, Ind. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

WELCH, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Ft. Snelling, Minn. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue 5 October 1878.

Citation... Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

WELCH, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 5 October 1870. Entered service at:------. Birth: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Date of issue: 19 November 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WEST, FRANK

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Dry Wash, Ariz., 17 July 1882. Entered service at: Mohawk, N.Y. Birth: Mohawk, N.Y. Date of issue: 12 July 1892.

Citation... Rallied his command and led it in the advance against the enemy's fortifled position.

WHITEHEAD, PATTON G.

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Russell County, Va. Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WIDMER, JACOB

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September 1879. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 4 May 1880.

Citation... Volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.

WILDER, WILBER E.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Horseshoe Canyon, N. Mex., 23 April 1882. Entered service at: Detroit, Mich. Birth: Atlas, Mich. Date of issue: 17 August 1896.

Citation... Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.

WILKENS, HENRY

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Muddy Creek, Mont., 7 May 1877; at Camas Meadows, Idaho, 20 August 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 28 February 1878.

Citation... Bravery in actions with Indians.

WILLIAMS, MOSES

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At foothills of the Cuchillo Negro Mountains, N. Mex., 16 August 1881. Entered service at. ------. Birth: Carrollton, La. Date of issue: 12 November 1896.

Citation... Rallied a detachment, skillfully conducted a running flght of 3 or 4 hours, and by his coolness, bravery, and unflinching devotion to duty in standing by his commanding officer in an exposed position under a heavy fire from a large party of Indians saved the lives of at least 3 of his comrades.

WILLS, HENRY

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873. Entered service at. Pennsylvania. Birth: Gracon, Pa. Date of issue: 12 August 1875.

Citation... Services against hostile Indians.

WILSON, BENJAMIN

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 5 October 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa. Date of issue: 19 November 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WILSON, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Beardstown, Ill. Birth: Petersburg, Ill Date of issue: 27 April 1877.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WILSON, MILDEN H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont., 9 August 1877. Entered service at: Newark, Ohio. Birth: Huron County, Ohio. Date of issue: 2 December 1878.

Citation... Gallantry in forming company from line of skirmishers and deploying again under a galling fire, and in carrying dispatches at the imminent risk of his life.

WILSON, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Colorado Valley, Tex., 28 March 1872. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 27 April 1872. Second award.

Citation... In pursuit of a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.

SECOND AWARD

Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872.

Citation... Distinguished conduct in action with Indians, Red River, Tex.

WILSON, WILLIAM O.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1890. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Hagerstown, Md. Date of issue: 17 September 1891.

Citation... Bravery.

WINDOLPH, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 lune 1876. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: 9 December 1851, Germany. Date of issue: 5 October 1878.

Citation... With 3 comrades, during the entire engagement, courageously held a position that secured water for the command.

WINDUS, CLARON A.

Rank and organization: Bugler, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Janesville, Wis. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WINTERBOTTOM, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: England. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

Citation... Gallantry in action.

WITCOME, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Mechanicsburg, Pa. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

WOOD, LEONARD

Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: In Apache campaign, summer of 1886. Entered service at: Massachusetts. Birth: Winchester, N.H. Date of issue: 8 April 1898.

Citation... Voluntarily carried dispatches through a region infested with hostile Indians, making a journey of 70 miles in one night and walking 30 miles the next day. Also for several weeks, while in close pursuit of Geronimo's band and constantly expecting an encounter, commanded a detachment of Infantry, which was then without an officer, and to the command of which he was assigned upon his own request.

WOODALL, ZACHARIAH

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Alexandria, Va. Date of issue: 7 November 1874.

Citation... While in command of S men and carrying dispatches, was attacked by 125 Indians, whorr, he with his command fought throughout the day, he being severely wounded.

WOODS, BRENT

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: New Mexico, 19 August 1881. Entered service at: Louisville, Ky. Birth: Pulaski County, Ky. Date of issue: 12 July 1894.

Citation... Saved the lives of his comrades and citizens of the detachment.

WORTMAN, GEORGE G.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Monckton, New Brunswick. Date of issue: 24 July 1869.

Citation... Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

YOUNT, JOHN P.

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 5 May 1871. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Putnam County, Ind. Date of issue: 13 November 1871.

Citation... Gallantry in action with Indians.

ZIEGNER, HERMANN

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, and White Clay Creek, S. Dak 29-30 December 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany Date of issue: 23 June 1891.

Citation... Conspicuous bravery

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