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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Peter Paul Roth

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    6th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 12, 1874
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Washita River, Texas, USA
While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day.
Medal of Honor Recipient Peter P. Roth
Medal of Honor Recipient Peter P. Roth
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 4, 1874
  • Born: June 5, 1850, Beffendorf, Germany
  • Died: January 18, 1907, Rottenmunster, Germany
  • Buried: Der Friedhof von Rottenmunster, Rottweil, Germany

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