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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

James B. Dozier

Details
  • Also Known As: Dosher, James B.
  • Rank: Guide (Highest Rank: Civilian)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Indian Scouts
  • 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 in action and on the march.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Fort Richardson, Jack County, Texas
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 19, 1870

    Medal issued in 1870; Dozier's Medal of Honor was rescinded following the 1916-1917 review of Army Medal of Honor awards as he was a civilian at the time of his valor; he was restored to the Medal of Honor Roll in 1989.

  • Born: May 2, 1820, Warren County, TN, United States
  • Died: January 27, 1901, Jack County, TX, United States
  • Buried: Bottom Cemetery (MH), Jack County, TX, United States
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