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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

George Jordan

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 12, 1881
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Tularosa & Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico, USA
While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N. Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 7, 1890
  • Born: 1847, Williamson County, TN, United States
  • Died: October 24, 1904
  • Buried: Fort McPherson National Cemetery (MH) (F-1131), Maxwell, NE, United States

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