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George Ritter Burnett
Birth: Apr. 21, 1858
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1908
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Indian Wars as a Second Lieutenant in the 9th United States Regular Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico on August 16, 1881. His citation reads "Saved the life of a dismounted soldier, who was in imminent danger of being cut off, by alone galloping quickly to his assistance under heavy fire and escorting him to a place of safety, his horse being twice shot in this action". His Medal was issued on July 23, 1897. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Grave 2193-WS
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2001
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George Ritter Burnett was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1880. A summary career biography of him is given in entry #2876 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online.
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: May. 14, 2016

- Lazer
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