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Moses Williams

  • Birth 1845 Carrollton, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 23 Aug 1899 Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
  • Plot 8W-393
  • Memorial ID 8055688

Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a First Sergeant, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry at the foothills of the Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New. Mexico. On August 16, 1881, in a running 3 to 4 hour flight, he skillfully conducted his detachment. With coolness, bravery, and devotion to duty he stood by his commanding officer in an exposed position under heavy fire from a large party of Indians and saved the lives of 3 of his comrades. He was one 18 African American Buffalo Soldiers that was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Indian Wars.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 3 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8055688
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Williams (1845–23 Aug 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8055688, citing Fort Vancouver Military Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .