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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Clinton Greaves

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: January 24, 1877
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Florida Mountains, New Mexico, USA

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.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 26, 1879
  • Born: August 12, 1855, Madison County, VA, United States
  • Died: August 18, 1906, Columbus, OH
  • Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery (MH) (27-88), Columbus, OH, United States

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