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Isaiah Mays

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  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    24th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1889
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cedar Springs, Arizona Territory, USA
Citation
Gallantry in the fight between Paymaster Wham's escort and robbers. Mays walked and crawled two miles to a ranch for help.
Medal of Honor Recipient Isaiah Mays
Medal of Honor Recipient Isaiah Mays
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Columbus Barracks, Franklin County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 19, 1890
  • Born: February 16, 1858, Carters Bridge, VA, United States
  • Died: May 2, 1925, Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • Buried: Arizona State Hospital All Souls Cemetery (MH) (Veterans Sec.), Phoenix, AZ, United States
 

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