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 Lewis Warrington

Lewis Warrington

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 5 Jan 1879 (aged 30–31)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section A Site 60
Memorial ID 18127 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. During the Indian Campaigns, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th US Cavalry. On December 8, 1874, Lieutenant Warrington led ten troopers in pursuit of a group of hostile Indians in the Muchague Valley, Texas. As the troopers strung out across the distance, Warrington captured one warrior, turned him over to a trooper and continued in the pursuit. The Indians dismounted, took up positions and fired on the soldiers. In the battle that followed, Lieutenant Warrington used his rifle as a club in hand-to-hand combat after his ammunition was expended until the remaining Indians surrended. For gallantry in a combat, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in April 1875.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18127
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Warrington (1848–5 Jan 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18127, citing San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .