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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

James Anderson

Details
  • Also Known As: Smythe, James
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company M,
    6th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 5, 1870
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wichita River, Texas, USA
Citation
Gallantry during the pursuit and fight with Indians.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 19, 1870
  • Born: May 28, 1849, Canada
  • Died: May 31, 1918
  • Buried: St. Peter & Paul Cemetery (PM) (37-1397), St. Louis, MO, United States
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