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a Sergeant in the United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...
's 4th Cavalry, is noted for being one of only nineteen individuals to receive the Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...
Medal of Honor citation
At Colorado Valley, Texas, March 28, 1872. Date of issue: April 27, 1872. In pursuit of a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.
Distinguished conduct in action with Indians. Awarded: At Red River, Texas, September 29, 1872.
He is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery
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- List of Medal of Honor recipients
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- William Othello Wilson
William Othello Wilson was a corporal in the United States Army's 9th Cavalry. He is noted for having received the Medal of Honor....
, a Buffalo soldier
Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas....
with the same first and last names, who also received the Medal of Honor.