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Matthias Walter Day
Birth: Aug. 8, 1853
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1927
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the Wars with the Plains Indians, and was awarded the CMOH for his bravery while a 2nd Lieutenant in the 9th United States Cavalry at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico on September 18, 1879. His citation reads "Advanced alone into the enemy's lines and carried off a wounded soldier of his command under a hot fire and after he had been ordered to retreat". His Medal was awarded to him on May 7, 1890. He rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army before retiring from the service. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
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  Matthias Day (1824 - 1904)
  Matthias Walter Day (1853 - 1927)
  Anna Florence Day (1855 - 1857)*
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San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: OS, Row 11, Site 2
GPS (lat/lon): 37.79973, -122.46344
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 05, 2003
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Matthias Walter Day
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- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 12, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 12, 2015
Col. Matthias Walter Day was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1877. A summary career biography of him is given in entry #2710 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online, as is h...(Read more)
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Jan. 2, 2015
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