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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Harry Garland

  • Also Known As: Buffam, Harry Garland
  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Hospital Steward)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company L,
    2d U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 7 - August 20, 1877
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Little Muddy Creek & Camas Meadows, Montana & Idaho, USA

Gallantry in action with hostile Sioux at Little Muddy Creek, Mont.; having been wounded in the hip so as to be unable to stand, at Camas Meadows, Idaho, he still continued to direct the men under his charge until the enemy withdrew.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 28, 1878
  • Born: 1844, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: May 21, 1883, Fort Ellis Hospital, MT, United States
  • Buried: Fort Missoula Post Cemetery (N-I-3), Missoula, MT, United States

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