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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Robert Goldthwaite Carter

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Brevet Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 10, 1871
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Brazos River, Texas, USA
Held the left of the line with a few men during the charge of a large body of Indians, after the right of the line had retreated, and by delivering a rapid fire, succeeded in checking the enemy until other troops came to the rescue.
Medal of Honor Recipient Robert G. Carter
Medal of Honor Recipient Robert G. Carter
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 27, 1900
  • Born: October 29, 1845, Bridgton, Cumberland County, ME, United States
  • Died: January 4, 1936, Walter Reed Hospital, WA, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (1-106A), Arlington, VA, United States

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