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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Louis Henry Carpenter

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brigadier General Ret.)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 1 - October 31, 1868
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Kansas and Colorado, USA
Was gallant and meritorious throughout the campaigns, especially in the combat of October 15 and in the forced march on September 23, 24 and 25 to the relief of Forsyth's Scouts, who were known to be in danger of annihilation by largely superior forces of Indians.
Medal of Honor Recipient Louis H. Carpenter
Medal of Honor Recipient Louis H. Carpenter
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 8, 1898
  • Born: February 11, 1839, Glassboro, Gloucester County, NJ, United States
  • Died: January 21, 1916, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Trinity Church Cemetery, Swedesboro, NJ, United States

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