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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

John P Schnitzer

  • Rank: Wagoner
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Troop G,
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 23, 1882
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico, USA
Assisted, under a heavy fire, in rescuing a wounded comrade.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 17, 1896
  • Born: 1854, Kempten, Bavaria, Germany
  • Died: October 26, 1904, Fort Bayard, NM, United States
  • Buried: Fort Bayard Post Cemetery (MH) (A-O-43), Fort Bayard, NM, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

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