|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1904|
Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Williamson County, Tennessee, he served during the Wars with the Plains Indians as a Sergeant in Company K, 9th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on two separate occasions - May 14, 1880 at Fort Tularosa, New Mexico and August 12, 1881 at Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico. His citation reads "While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N . Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, on 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command." His Medal was awarded to him on May 7, 1890.
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Plot: Section F, Site 1131
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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This is the "Coat Of Arms" of the Legendary 9th U. S. Cavalry Regiment's Buffalo Soldiers.|
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