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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Jacob Gunther

  • Also Known As: Guenther, Jacob
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    8th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 22 - October 19, 1868
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicinity of the Black Mountains, Arizona, USA

Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 6, 1869
  • Born: November 13, 1844, Schuylkill County, PA, United States
  • Died: March 29, 1871, Fort Wingate (near Gallup), NM, United States
  • Buried: Santa Fe National Cemetery (MH) (A3-1055), Santa Fe, NM, United States
From the CMOHS Archives

Corporal Jacob Gunther died of typhoid and pneumonia at Fort Wingate, Arizona Territory.


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