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Isaiah Mays
Birth: Feb. 16, 1858
Virginia, USA
Death: May 2, 1925
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Virginia, he served as a Buffalo Soldier Corporal in Company B, 24th US Army Infantry. At Cedar Springs, Arizona, May 11, 1889, Corporal Mays and Sergeant Benjamin Brown were part of an escort for a Army paymaster when a violent robbery was attempted by masked cowboys. Corporal Mays and Sergeant Brown in heroic action fend off the bandits, saved the payroll and eight of the attackers were arrested. For extreme bravery, he and Sergeant Benjamin Brown were awarded the Medal of Honor on February 19, 1890. In March 2009, Mays' remains were disinterred, cremated and placed in Arlington National Cemetery. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Arizona State Hospital Cemetery *
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
*Former burial location
 
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Record added: May 05, 2003
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