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CMOHS.org - Corporal GREAVES, CLINTON, U.S. Army

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GREAVES, CLINTON

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 9th U.S. Cavalry
Born: Madison County, Va.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Prince Georges County, Md.
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Place / Date: At Florida Mountains, N. Mex., 24 January 1877
 
 


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Citation

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.