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 Edwin L. Elwood

Edwin L. Elwood

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 13 Sep 1907 (aged 59–60)
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Section H Grave 705
Memorial ID 9653 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Enlisting in the US Army from San Jose, California, he served as a Private in Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. He was sent to the Arizona Territory for frontier duty with the 8th U.S. Cavalry and took part in the Apache Wars. On October 20, 1869, in actions at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Territory, Private Elwood took part in an assault on the stronghold held by the Apache Chief Cochise. Private Elwood was shot in the right side of his chest while battling the Apaches but recovered from his injuries. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 14, 1870.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9653
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin L. Elwood (1847–13 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9653, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .