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Clinton Greaves
Birth: Aug. 12, 1855
Death: Aug. 18, 1906

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Corporal in Company C, 9th United States Cavalry, at Florida Mountains, New Mexico, on January 24, 1877, when he earned the CMOH. He was born into slavery in Madison County, Virginia. He enlisted in the Army for the first time on November 21, 1872. His citation reads:While part of a small detachment to persuade a band of renegade Apache Indians to surrender, his group was surrounded. Cpl. Greaves in the center of the savage hand-to-hand fighting, managed to shoot and bash a gap through the swarming Apaches, permitting his companions to break free. His second enlistment was at Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 21, 1877. He spent over 20 years in the Army most of it in the 9th Cavalry as a Buffalo Soldier, and he also reached the rank of Sergeant. The CMOH was issued on June 26, 1879. He was the sixth of 19 Buffalo Soldiers to earn the CMOH during the Indian Wars. It should be noted that for 92 years this American Hero had no stone. Mr. Raymond Albert, who belongs to the Medal of Honor Historical Society, found out about this and on June 13, 1998, a government issued stone was dedicated to this hero. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
Burial:
Green Lawn Cemetery
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 27, lot 88
GPS (lat/lon): 39.9392, -83.03661
 
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Record added: Dec 24, 2003
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