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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Thomas Shaw

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 12, 1881
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico, USA
Citation
Forced the enemy back after stubbornly holding his ground in an extremely exposed position and prevented the enemy's superior numbers from surrounding his command.
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas Shaw
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas Shaw
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 7, 1890
  • Born: 1846, Covington, Kenton County, KY, United States
  • Died: June 23, 1895, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (27-952-B), Arlington, VA, United States
 

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