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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Charles Lawrence Thomas

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Brevet Major, Ohio National Guard)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    11th Ohio Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 17, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Powder River Expedition, Dakota Territory, USA

Carried a message through a country infested with hostile Indians and saved the life of a comrade en route.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 18, 1894
  • Born: February 12, 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: February 24, 1923, Dwight, KS, United States
  • Buried: Dwight-Morris Cemetery (MH), Dwight, KS, United States
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