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Emanuel Stance
Birth: 1843
East Carroll Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1887
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. 
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section F, Site 1040
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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