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Emanuel Stance
Birth: 1843
East Carroll Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1887
Crawford
Dawes County
Nebraska, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Louisiana, he joined the United States Army at age 19 in 1866, and was assigned to the newly formed African-American 9th United States Cavalry Regiment (soon to be famed in history as the "Buffalo Soldiers"). He was awarded the CMOH while serving as a Sergeant in Company F at Kickapoo Springs, Texas, on May 20, 1870. His citation for the award reads only "Gallantry on scout after Indians". On the day of the action he was part of a scouting patrol tracking an Apache Indian raiding party that had kidnapped two white settlers, which they successfully surprised and routed, freeing a number of stolen horses and one of the settlers. When Sergeant Stance was awarded the Medal on June 28, 1870, he became the first African-American Regular Army soldiers to be so honored. He served in various commands on the frontier, and was involved in a number of the conflicts with Plains Indians. His career came to an end in December 1887 when he was found murdered near his post of Fort Robinson, Nebraska. A Private in his command was arrested for the crime, but sat in jail before being released and dishonorably discharged, never having been brought to trail for the act. 
 
Burial:
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Maxwell
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section F, Site 1040
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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