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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Powhatan Henry Clarke

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 3, 1886
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Pinito Mountains, Sonora, Mexico
Rushed forward to the rescue of a soldier who was severely wounded and lay, disabled, exposed to the enemy's fire, and carried him to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient Powhatan H. Clarke
Medal of Honor Recipient Powhatan H. Clarke
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 12, 1891
  • Born: October 9, 1862, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA, United States
  • Died: July 21, 1893, Little Big Horn River, MT, United States
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (PM) (3-34-15), St.Louis, MO, United States

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