1SGT George Jordan

1SGT George Jordan

Birth
Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 24 Oct 1904 (aged 56–57)
Nebraska, USA
Burial Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Section F, Site 1131
Memorial ID 6404210 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Williamson County, Tennessee, he served during the Wars with the Plains Indians as a Sergeant in Company K, 9th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on two separate occasions - May 14, 1880 at Fort Tularosa, New Mexico and August 12, 1881 at Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico. His citation reads "While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N . Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, on 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command." His Medal was awarded to him on May 7, 1890.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6404210
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1SGT George Jordan (1847–24 Oct 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6404210, citing Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .