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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Moses Williams

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: Ordnance Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 16, 1881
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: foothills of the Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico, USA
Rallied a detachment, skillfully conducted a running fight of three or four hours, and by his coolness, bravery, and unflinching devotion to duty in standing by his commanding officer in an exposed position under a heavy fire from a large party of Indians saved the lives of at least three of his comrades.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 12, 1896
  • Born: 1845, Carrollton, Orleans Parish, LA, United States
  • Died: August 23, 1899, Vancouver, WA, United States
  • Buried: Vancouver Barracks National Cemetery (MH) (8-W-393), Vancouver, WA, United States

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