Indian Campaigns Medal of Honor Recipients

SGT Emanuel Stance

Gallantry on scout after Indians.

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PVT Adam Paine

 Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.

PVT Pompey Factor

With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol

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Trumpeter Isaac Payne

With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol

SGT John Ward

With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol


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CPL Clinton Greaves

While part of a small detachment to persuade a band of renegade Apache Indians to surrender, his group was surrounded. Cpl. Greaves in the center of the savage hand-to-hand fighting, managed to shoot and bash a gap through the swarming Apaches, permitting his companions to break free.

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SGT Thomas Boyne

Bravery in action.

SGT John Denny

Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.

SGT Henry Johnson

Voluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at close range made the rounds of the pits to instruct the guards, fought his way to the creek and back to bring water to the wounded.

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SGT George Jordan

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.

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SGT Thomas Shaw

Forced the enemy back after stubbornly holding his ground in an extremely exposed position and prevented the enemy's superior numbers from surrounding his command.

PVT Augustus Walley

Bravery in action with hostile Apaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1SG Moses William

Rallied a detachment, skillfully conducted a running flight of 3 or 4 hours, and by his coolness, bravery, and unflinching devotion to duty in standing by his commanding officer in an exposed position under a heavy fire from a large party of Indians saved the lives of at least 3 of his comrades.

SGT Brent Woods

Saved the lives of his comrades and citizens of the detachment.

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SGT Benjamin Brown

Although shot in the abdomen, in a fight between a paymaster's escort and robbers, did not leave the field until again wounded through both arms.

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CPL Isaiah Mays

Gallantry in the fight between Paymaster Wham's escort and robbers. Mays walked and crawled 2 miles to a ranch for help.

CPL William O. Wilson

Bravery.

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SGT William McBryar

Distinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians.