Captain, United States Army
at Boynton, Virginia, June 11, 1850, he earned the Medal of Honor in the
Indian Wars while serving as Sergeant, Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry at Milk
River, Colorado, October 2-5, 1879.
He died on January 31, 1904 and was buried
in Section 23 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colorado, 2-5 October 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Boynton, Virginia. Date of issue: 22 September 1890.
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.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990
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