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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Jacob Widmer

  • Rank: First Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    5th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1879
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Milk River, Colorado, USA
Volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 4, 1880
  • Born: 1845, Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Died: July 5, 1880, Fort Niobrara, NE, United States
  • Buried: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (MH) (G-3529), Fort Leavenworth, KS, United States

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