William McBryar

William McBryar

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA
Death 8 Mar 1941 (aged 80)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 4 Lot 2738-B
Memorial ID 7878236 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant in Company B, 10th United States Cavalry, serving in Arizona on May 11, 1889, when he earned his Medal. His citation reads: Distinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians. He was awarded his Medal on May 15, 1890. He was one of only eighteen black soldiers to win the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars, and the only recipient of the 10th U.S. Cavalry. He was more educated than most recruits, having attended three years of college and being proficient in Spanish. He later rose to the rank of First Lieutenant. He helped to give the Buffalo Soldiers a proud heritage.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William McBryar (14 Feb 1861–8 Mar 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7878236, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .