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 George Loyd

George Loyd

Birth
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death 17 Dec 1892 (aged 48–49)
Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas, USA
Burial Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section F, Row 8, Plot #19
Memorial ID 6050746 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the CMOH for his for his valor while a 1st Sergeant in Troop I, 7th United States Cavalry during the engagement with Big Foot's band of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. His last name is sometimes spelled Lloyd, he enlisted in the 7th Cavalry on March 17, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and re-enlisted In March 1869 into the 6th United States Cavalry at Canton, Texas. In April 1874 he enlisted once again in the 7th Cavalry, and was appointed a Corporal on June 25, 1876, filling a vacancy of a soldier killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. During that battle, he was assigned to Company G, and fought in the valley and the hilltop fight under Major Marcus A. Reno, as his commanding officer was killed in the valley. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1879, and moved to Company I, and later he became the First Sergeant of Company I. At the 1890 Wounded Knee engagement he was severely wounded in the lungs, and was commended by his commanding officer for his performance. He was awarded his Medal on April 16, 1891. Two years later he committed suicide while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson


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Medal of Honor, Serg Co 1, 7 U.S. Cav


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  • Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 27 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6050746
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Loyd (1843–17 Dec 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6050746, citing Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .