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Medal Of Honor Recipients

INDIAN CAMPAIGNS

  • ANDERSON, JAMES
    Birth: Canada East
    Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 5 October 1870.
    Date of issue: 19 November 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry during the pursuit and fight with Indians.

  • BAKER, JOHN
    Birth: Germany
    Rank and organization: Musician, Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to January 1877.
    Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in engagements.

  • BARRETT, RICHARD
    Birth: Ireland
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Sycamore Canyon, Ariz., 23 May 1872.
    Date of issue: 12 April 1875.
    Citation: Consplcuous gallantry in a charge upon the Tonto Apaches.

  • BELL, JAMES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Big Horn, Mont., 9 July 1875.
    Date of issue: 2 December 1876.
    Citation: Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at the imminent risk of his life

  • BERGERNDAHL, FREDERICK
    Birth: Sweden
    Rank and organization: Private, Band, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Staked Plains, Tex., 8 December 1874.
    Date of issue: 13 October 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.

  • BERTRAM, HEINRICH
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • BRANAGAN, EDWARD
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872.
    Date of issue: 19 November 1872.
    Citation. Gallantry in action.

  • BRATLING, FRANK
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873.
    Date of issue: 12 August 1875.
    Citation: Services against hostile Indians.

  • BROGAN, JAMES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Simon Valley, Ariz., 14 December 1877.
    Date of issue: 9 January 1880.
    Citation: Engaged singlehanded 2 renegade Indians until his horse was shot under him and then pursued them so long as he was able.

  • BROPHY, JAMES
    Born: 20 May 1846, Kilkenny, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, 1868.
    Entered service at: Stockton, Calif.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • BROWN, JAMES
    Birth: Wexford, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Davidson Canyon near Camp Crittenden, Ariz., 27 August 1872.
    Date of issue: 4 December 1874.
    Citation: In command of a detachment of 4 men defeated a superior force.

  • BURKARD, OSCAR
    Born: 21 December 1877, Achern, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Hospital Corps, U.S. Army.
    Place and date: At Leech Lake, Minn., 5 October 1898.
    Entered service at: Hay Creek, Minn.
    Date of issue: 21 August 1899.
    Citation: For distinguished bravery in action against hostile Indians. [Note: This, the last Medal of Honor won in an Indian campaign, was awarded for an action during the uprising of Chippewa Indians, on Lake Leech, northern Minnesota, 5 October 1898.]

  • BURKE, PATRICK J.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Farrier, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • BURKE, RICHARD
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in engagements

  • BUTLER, EDMOND
    Birth. Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Wolf Mountain, Mont., 8 January 1877.
    Entered service at: Brooklyn N.Y.
    Date of issue: 27 November 1894.
    Citation. Most dlstlngulshed gallantry m action with hostile Indians.

  • BYRNE, DENIS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to January 1877.
    Date of issue. 27 April 1877.
    Cltatlon: Gallantry in engagements.

  • CALLEN, THOMAS J.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date. At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876.
    Entered service at: Boston, Mass.
    Date of issue: 24 October 1896.
    Citatlon: Volunteered and succeeded in obtaining water for the wounded of the command; also displayed conspicuously good conduct in assistlng to drive away the Indians.

  • CARROLL, THOMAS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • CARTER, GEORGE
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • CONNOR, JOHN
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
    Date of issue: 25 August 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • DAILY, CHARLES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actlons agamst Indians

  • DEETLINE, FREDERICK
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
    Entered service at: Baltimore, Md.
    Date of issue: 15 October 1878.
    Citation: Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire

  • DICKENS, CHARLES H.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • DODGE, FRANCIS S.
    Born: 11 September 1842, Danvers, Mass.
    Rank and organization: Captain, Troop D, 9th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Near White River Agency, Colo., 29 September 1879.
    Entered service at: Danvers, Mass.
    Date of issue: 2 April 1898.
    Citation: With a force of 40 men rode all night to the relief of a command that had been defeated and was besieged by an overwhelming force of Indians, reached the field at daylight, joined in the action and fought for 3 days

  • DONAVAN, CORNELIUS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Agua Fria River, Ariz., 25 August 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citatation: Gallantry in action.

  • DOWLING, JAMES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Entered service at: Cleveland, Ohio.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • EVANS, WILLIAM
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Big Horn, Mont., 9 July 1876.
    Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo.
    Date of issue: 2 December 1876.
    Citation: Carried dispatches to Brig. Gen. Crook through a country occupied by Sioux.

  • FALCOTT, HENRY
    Birth: France.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • FARREN, DANIEL
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians

  • FEGAN, JAMES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 3d U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Plum Creek, Kans., March 1868.
    Date of issue: 19 October 1878.
    Citation: While in charge of a powder train en route from Fort Harker to Fort Dodge, Kans., was attached by a party of desperadoes, who attempted to rescue a deserter in his charge and to fire the train. Sgt. Fegan, singlehanded, repelled the attacking party, wounding 2 of them, and brought his train through in safety.

  • FICHTER, HERMANN
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 5 May 1871.
    Date of issue: 13 November 1871.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • FORAN, NICHOLAS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • FOSTER, WILLIAM
    Birth: England
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872.
    Date of issue: 19 November 1872.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • FREEMEYER, CHRISTOPHER
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Entered service at: Chicago, Ill.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • GARDNER, CHARLES
    Birth: Bavaria.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • GAY, THOMAS H.
    Birth: Prince Edward Island.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • GEORGIAN, JOHN
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Bravery in action.

  • GERBER, FREDERICK W.
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, U.S. Engineers.
    Place and date: 1839-71.
    Date of issue: 8 November 1871.
    Citation: Distinguished gallantry in many actions and in recognition of long, faithful, and meritorious services covering a period of 32 years.

  • GLAVINSKI, ALBERT
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Powder River, Mont., 17 March 1876.
    Date of issue: 16 October 1877.
    Citation: During a retreat he selected exposed positions, he was part of the rear guard.

  • GLYNN, MICHAEL
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 13 July 1872.
    Date of issue: 4 December 1874.
    Citation: Dtove off, singlehanded, 8 hostile Indians, killing and wounding 5.

  • GOLDEN, PATRICK
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • GREEN, JOHN
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Major, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At the Lava Beds, Calif., 17 January 1873.
    Entered service at: Ohio. Date of issue: 18 November 1897.
    Citation: In order to reassure his command, this officer, in the most fearless manner and exposed to very great danger, walked in front of the line; the command, thus encouraged, advanced over the lava upon the Indians who were concealed among the rocks.

  • HALL, WILLIAM P.
    Birth: Randolph County, Mo.
    Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Near Camp on White River, Colo., 20 October 1879.
    Entered service at: Huntsville, Mo.
    Date of issue: 18 September 1897.
    Citation: With a reconnoitering party of 3 men, was attacked by 35 Indians and several times exposed himself to draw the fire of the enemy, giving his small party opportunity to reply with much effect.

  • HAMILTON, FRANK
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Agua Fria River, Ariz., 25 August 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • HAMILTON, MATHEW H.
    Birth: Australia.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.
    Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
    Date of issue: 25 May 1891.
    Citation: Bravery in action.

  • HARDING, MOSHER A.
    Birth: Canada West.
    Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • HAUPT, PAUL
    Birth: Prussia.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Hell Canyon, Ariz., 3 July 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • HAY, FRED S.
    Birth: Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Upper Wichita, Tex., 9 September 1874.
    Date of issue: 23 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • HEARTERY, RICHARD
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Cibicu, Ariz., 30 August 1881.
    Entered service at: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date of issue: 20 July 1888.
    Citation: Bravery in action.

  • HEISE, CLAMOR
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • HIGGINS, THOMAS P.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation. Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians

  • HINEMANN, LEHMANN
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company L, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Winter of 1872-73.
    Date of issue: 12 August 1875.
    Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

  • HOGAN, HENRY
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 26 June 1894. Second award.
    Citation: Gallantry in actions.

  • HOLDEN, HENRY
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876.
    Date of issue: 5 October 1878.
    Citation: Brought up ammunition under a galling fire from the enemy.

  • IRWIN, BERNARD J. D.
    Born: 24 June 1830, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army.
    Place and date: Apache Pass, Ariz., 13-14 February 1861.
    Entered service at: New York.
    Date of issue: 24 January 1894.
    Citation: Voluntarily took command of troops and attacked and defeated hostile Indians he met on the way. Surgeon Irwin volunteered to go to the rescue of 2d Lt. George N. Bascom, 7th Infantry, who with 60 men was trapped by Chiricahua Apaches under Cochise. Irwin and 14 men, not having horses began the 100-mile march riding mules. After fighting and capturing Indians, recovering stolen horses and cattle, he reached Bascom's column and help break his siege.

  • JAMES, JOHN
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Upper Wichita, Tex., 9-11 September 1874.
    Date of issue: 23 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • JETTER, BERNHARD
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Sioux campaign, December 1890.
    Date of issue: 24 April 1891.
    Citation: Distinguished bravery.

  • KAY, JOHN
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, 21 October 1868.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Brought a comrade, severely wounded, from under the fire of a large party of the enemy.

  • KEATING, DANIEL
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 5 October 1870.
    Date of issue: 19 November 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action and in pursuit of Indians.

  • KEENAN, JOHN
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • KELLEY, CHARLES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • KELLY, THOMAS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Upper Wichita, Tex., 9 September 1874.
    Date of issue: 23 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • KENNEDY, PHILIP
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • KERRIGAN, THOMAS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
    Date of issue: 25 August 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • KILMARTIN, JOHN
    Birth: Canada.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 5 May 1871.
    Date of issue: 13 November 1871.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • KNAAK, ALBERT
    Birth: Switzerland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • KOELPIN, WILLIAM
    Birth: Prussia.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Upper Wichita, Tex., 9 September 1874.
    Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
    Date of issue: 23 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • KREHER, WENDELIN
    Birth: Prussia.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • LARKIN, DAVID
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Farrier, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872.
    Date of issue: 19 November 1872.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • LAWRENCE, JAMES
    Birth: Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • LENIHAN, JAMES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Clear Creek, Ariz., 2 January 1873.
    Date of issue: 12 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • LEONARD, PATRICK J.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 2d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Blue, Nebr., 15 May 1870.
    Date of issue: 22 June 1870. Second award.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • LITTLE, THOMAS
    Birth: West Indies.
    Rank and organization: Bugler, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • LOYD, GEORGE
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.
    Date of issue: 16 April 1891.
    Citation: Bravery, especially after having been severely wounded through the lung.

  • MAHERS, HERBERT
    Birth: Canada.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • MAHONEY, GREGORY
    Birth: South Wales.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874.
    Date of issue: 13 October 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.

  • MARTIN, PATRICK
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Castle Dome and Santa Maria Mountains, Ariz. June and July 1873.
    Date of issue: 12 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallant services in operations of Capt. James Burns, 5th U.S. Cavalry.

  • MAY, JOHN
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
    Date of issue: 25 August 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • McCABE, WILLIAM
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874.
    Date of issue: 13 October 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.

  • McCANN, BERNARD
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 22d U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • McCARTHY, MICHAEL
    Birth: St. Johns, Newfoundland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Troop H, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At White Bird Canyon, Idaho, June 1876 to January 1877.
    Date of issue: 20 November 1897.
    Citation: Was detailed with 6 men to hold a commanding position, and held it with great gallantry until the troops fell back. He then fought his way through the Indians, rejoined a portion of his command, and continued the fight in retreat. He had 2 horses shot from under him, and was captured, but escaped and reported for duty after 3 days' hiding and wandering in the mountains.

  • McDONALD, JAMES
    Birth: Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • McGANN, MICHAEL A.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876.
    Date of issue: 9 August 1880.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • McLOUGHLlN, MICHAEL
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • McNALLY, JAMES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869.
    Date of issue: 6 September 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • McNAMARA, WILLIAM
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872.
    Date of issue: 19 November 1872.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • McPHELAN, ROBERT
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • MITCHELL, JOHN
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 9-11 September 1874.
    Date of issue: 23 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in engagement with Indians.

  • MITCHELL, JOHN J.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Hell Canyon, Ariz., 3 July 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • MORAN, JOHN
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • MORGAN, GEORGE H.
    Birth: Canada.
    Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 3d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Big Dry Fork, Ariz., 17 July 1882.
    Entered service at: Minneapolis, Minn.
    Date of issue: 15 July 1892.
    Citation: Gallantly held his ground at a critical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy (hostile Indians) until he was disabled by a shot.

  • MORIARITY, JOHN
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869.
    Date of issue: 6 September 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • MORRIS, JAMES L.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873.
    Date of issue: 12 August 1875.
    Citation: Services against hostile Indians.

  • MOTT, JOHN
    Birth: Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 5 May 1871.
    Date of issue: 13 November 1871.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • MOYLAN, MYLES
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Captain, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877.
    Entered service at: Essex, Mass.
    Date of issue: 27 November 1894.
    Citation: Gallantly led his command in action against Nez Perce Indians until he was severely wounded.

  • MURPHY, EDWARD
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: Unknown.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • MURPHY, THOMAS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • MURRAY, THOMAS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
    Date of issue: S October 1878.
    Citation: Brought up the pack train, and on the second day the rations, under a heavy flre from the enemy.

  • MYERS, FRED
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At White River, S. Dak., 1 January 1891.
    Entered service at: Washington, D.C.
    Date of issue: 4 February 1891.
    Citation: With 5 men repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it.

  • NEDER, ADAM
    Birth: Bavaria.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Sioux campaign, December 1890.
    Date of issue: 25 April 1891.
    Citation: Distinguished bravery.

  • NEWMAN, HENRY
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 13 July 1872.
    Date of issue: 4 December 1874.
    Citation: He and 2 companions covered the withdrawal of wounded comrades from the fire of an Apache band well concealed among rocks.

  • NIHILL, JOHN
    Born: 1850, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 13 July 1872.
    Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Date of issue: 4 December 1874.
    Citation: Fought and defeated 4 hostile Apaches located between him and his comrades.

  • NOLAN, RICHARD J.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Farrier, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December 1890.
    Date of issue: 1 April 1891.
    Citation: Bravery.

  • ORR, MOSES
    Birth: Ireland
    Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Winter of 1872-73.
    Date of issue: 12 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallant conduct during cam paigns and engagements with Apaches.

  • O'SULLIVAN, JOHN
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Staked Plains, Tex., 8 December 1874.
    Entered service at New York, N.Y.
    Date of issue: 13 October 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.

  • PARNELL, WILLIAM R.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At White Bird Canyon, Idaho, 17 June 1877.
    Entered service at: New York.
    Date of issue: 16 September 1897.
    Citation: With a few men, in the face of a heavy fire from pursuing Indians and at imminent peril, returned and rescued a soldier whose horse had been killed and who had been left behind in the retreat.

  • PENGALLY, EDWARD
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • PHILIPSEN, WILHELM O.
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Troop D, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September 1879.
    Date of issue: 12 December 1894.
    Citation: With 9 others voluntarily attacked and captured a strong position held by Indians.

  • PLATTEN, FREDERICK
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Sappa Creek, Kans., 23 April 1875.
    Date of issue: 16 November 1876.
    Citation: With S other men he waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column. This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance.

  • PYM, JAMES
    Birth: Oxfordshire, England.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876.
    Entered service at: Boston, Mass.
    Date of issue: S October 1878.
    Citation: Voluntarily went for water and secured the same under heavy fire.

  • RAERICK, JOHN
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Lyry Creek, Ariz., 14 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action with Indians.

  • RAGNAR, THEODORE
    Birth: Sweden.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December 1890.
    Date of issue: 13 April 1891.
    Citation: Bravery.

  • REED, JAMES C.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, 29 April 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Defended his position (with 3 others) against a party of 17 hostile Indians under heavy fire at close quarters, the entire party except himself being severely wounded.

  • ROBINSON, JOSEPH
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876.
    Date of issue: 23 January 1880.
    Citation: Discharged his duties while in charge of the skirmish line under fire with judgment and great coolness and brought up the lead horses at a critical moment.

  • ROCHE, DAVID
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • RODENBURG, HENRY
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • ROGAN, PATRICK
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont., 9 August 1877.
    Date of issue: 2 December 1878.
    Citation: Verified and reported the company while subjected to a galling fire from the enemy.

  • ROTH, PETER
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874.
    Date of issue: 4 November 1874.
    Citation: While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day.

  • ROY, STANISLAUS
    Birth: France.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
    Date of issue: 5 October 1878.
    Citation: Brought water to the wounded at great danger to life and under a most galling fire of the enemy.

  • RYAN, DAVID
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • RYAN, DENNIS
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Gageby Creek, Indian Territory, 2 December 1874.
    Date of issue: 23 April 1875.
    Citation: Courage while in command of a detachment.

  • SCHNITZER, JOHN
    Birth: Bavaria.
    Rank and organization: Wagoner, Troop G, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Horseshoe Canyon, N. Mex., 23 April 1882.
    Date of issue: 17 August 1896.
    Citation: Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.

  • SCHOU, JULIUS
    Birth: Denmark.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 22d U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1870.
    Date of issue: 19 November 1884.
    Citation: Carried dispatches to Fort Buford.

  • SCHROETER, CHARLES
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • SHAFFER, WILLIAM
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • STAUFFER, RUDOLPH
    Birth: Switzerland.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Near Camp Hualpai, Ariz., 1872.
    Date of issue: 30 July 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry on scouts after Indians.

  • STEINER, CHRISTIAN
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Saddler, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • STICKOFFER, JULIUS H.
    Birth: Switzerland.
    Rank and organization: Saddler, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Cienaga Springs, Utah, 11 November 1868.
    Date of issue: 3 March 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • SULLIVAN, THOMAS
    Birth: Ireland. Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.
    Entered service at: Newark, N.J.
    Date of issue: 17 December 1891.
    Citation: Conspicuous bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.

  • SUMNER, JAMES
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Entered service at: Chicago, Ill.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • THOMPSON, JOHN
    Birth: Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Bravery in action with Indians.

  • THOMPSON, PETER
    Birth: Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
    Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Date of issue: 5 October 1878.
    Citation: After having voluntarily brought water to the wounded, in which effort he was shot through the head, he made two successful trips for the same purpose, notwithstanding remonstrances of his sergeant.

  • TRACY, JOHN
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn.
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Bravery in action with Indians.

  • TRAUTMAN, JACOB
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.
    Date of issue: 27 March 1891.
    Citation: Killed a hostile Indian at close quarters, and, although entitled to retirement from service, remained to the close of the campaign.

  • VEUVE, ERNEST
    Birth: Switzerland.
    Rank and organization: Farrier, Company A, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Staked Plains, Tex., 3 November 1874.
    Date of issue: 13 October 1875.
    Citation: Gallant manner in which he faced a desperate Indian.

  • VOIT, OTTO
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Saddler, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
    Date of issue: 5 October 1878.
    Citation: Volunteered with George Geiger, Charles Windolph, and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling canteens of water that were desperately needed.

  • VON MEDEM, RUDOLPH
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: 1872-73.
    Date of issue: 12 April 1875.
    Citation: Gallantry in actions and campaigns.

  • WALLACE, WILLIAM
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877.
    Date of issue: 27 April 1877.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • WARD, CHARLES H.
    Birth: England
    Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869.
    Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa.,
    Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action with Indians.

  • WElNERT, PAUL H.
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 1st U.S. Artillery.
    Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.
    Entered service at: Baltimore, Md.
    Date of issue: 24 March 1891.
    Citation: Taking the place of his commanding of ficer who had fallen severely wounded, he gallantly served his piece, after each flre advancing it to a better position.

  • WIDMER, JACOB
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September 1879.
    Date of issue: 4 May 1880.
    Citation: Volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.

  • WILKENS, HENRY
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Muddy Creek, Mont., 7 May 1877; at Camas Meadows, Idaho, 20 August 1877.
    Date of issue: 28 February 1878.
    Citation: Bravery in actions with Indians.

  • WINDOLPH, CHARLES
    Born: 9 December 1851, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 lune 1876.
    Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Date of issue: 5 October 1878.
    Citation: With 3 comrades, during the entire engagement, courageously held a position that secured water for the command.

  • WINTERBOTTOM, WILLIAM
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
    Date of issue: 25 August 1870.
    Citation: Gallantry in action.

  • WORTMAN, GEORGE G.
    Birth: Monckton, New Brunswick.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
    Date of issue: 24 July 1869.
    Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

  • ZIEGNER, HERMANN
    Birth: Germany
    Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
    Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, and White Clay Creek, S. Dak 29-30 December 1890.
    Date of issue: 23 June 1891.
    Citation: Conspicuous bravery
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