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George W Smith
Birth: 1848
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1874

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company M, 6th US Cavalry. On September 12, 1874, the third day of a siege in which a force of more than 100 Indians surrounded and attacked the Lyman Supply Train at the at Washita River, Texas, General Nelson Miles sent a detachment of six troopers to deliver a dispatch to Camp Supply for re-enforcements. While en-route the six men were attacked by 125 Indians and Private Smith was one of four men immediately wounded. Throughout the day the troopers continued a valiant resistance with the hostiles attacking from all directions. Private Smith continued to fight despite being mortally wounded until night fell. He died early the next day at which time the survivors were recovered by a relief force. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
San Antonio National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section MA Grave 87 (in Memory Marker)
GPS (lat/lon): 29.4213, -98.4669
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 27, 2000
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