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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Peter Thompson

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    7th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 25, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Little Big Horn, Montana, USA
After having voluntarily brought water to the wounded, during which effort he was shot through the head, he made two successful trips for the same purpose, notwithstanding remonstrances of his sergeant.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 5, 1878
  • Born: December 28, 1854, Scotland
  • Died: December 4, 1928, Hot Springs, SD, United States
  • Buried: West Lead Cemetery (MH) (Masonis Sec. 9-1), Lead, SD, United States
  • Location of Medal: High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish, SD

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