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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Joseph Witcome

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    8th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 13, 1868
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicinity of the Black Mountains, Arizona, USA
Citation
Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 24, 1869
  • Born: 1846, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, PA, United States
  • Died: October 7, 1869, Ash Creek, AZ, United States
  • Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA, United States
 

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