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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

James F Ayers

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    6th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 23, 1875
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Sappa Creek, Kansas, USA
Rapid pursuit, gallantry, energy, and enterprise in an engagement with Indians.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 16, 1876
  • Born: 1847, Collinstown, Henry County, VA, United States
  • Died: January 18, 1895, Fort Reily, KS, United States
  • Buried: Fort Riley Post Cemetery (MH) (F-27), Fort Riley, KS, United States

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