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 George Ritter Burnett

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George Ritter Burnett

  • Birth 21 Apr 1858 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1 Nov 1908 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Grave 2193-WS
  • Memorial ID 23325

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.

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  • Added: 24 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Ritter Burnett (21 Apr 1858–1 Nov 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23325, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .