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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

John Denny

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 18, 1879
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, USA
Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient John Denny
Medal of Honor Recipient John Denny
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Elmira, Chemung County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 27, 1894
  • Born: 1846, Big Flats, Chemung County, NY, United States
  • Died: November 28, 1901, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Soldier's Home Cemetery (MH) (K-7020), Washington, DC, United States

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