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 Claron A. Windus

Claron A. Windus

Birth
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 18 Oct 1927 (aged 77)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 18145 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. At age 13, he ran away from home to become a drummer boy for the Union Army in the Civil War. After the war he remained in the Regular Army as an Officer's Orderly. During the Indian Wars he served as a Private, Bugler for Company L, 6th US Cavalry. On July 12, 1870, his company was attacked by a band of Kiowa Indians in what was to be known as the Battle of Little Wichita River, Arkansas. In the attack, he assisted in the clearing of enemy snipers from prominent elevations and helped the wounded. His command was almost loss, when he and another trooper volunteered to go to Fort Richardson for help. Together they eluded the Indians and brought relief to save the beleaguered command. For gallantry, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 13, 1870. He also served as a Captain in the 19th US Volunteer Infantry, Cuba during the Spanish American War in 1898.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18145
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claron A. Windus (10 Jan 1850–18 Oct 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18145, citing Masonic Cemetery, Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .