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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Thomas Hall Forsyth

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: Commissary Sergeant Ret.)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company M,
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 25, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Powder River, Wyoming, USA
Though dangerously wounded, he maintained his ground with a small party against a largely superior force after his commanding officer had been shot down during a sudden attack and rescued that officer and a comrade from the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas H. Forsyth
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas H. Forsyth
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 14, 1891
  • Born: December 17, 1842, Hartford, Hartford County, CT, United States
  • Died: March 22, 1908, San Diego, CA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery (MH) (P-5-6), San Diego, CA, United States

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