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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Wilber Elliott Wilder

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 23, 1882
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico, USA
Assisted, under a heavy fire, in rescuing a wounded comrade.
Medal of Honor Recipient Wilber E. Wilder
Medal of Honor Recipient Wilber E. Wilder
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 17, 1896
  • Born: August 16, 1857, Atlas, Genesee County, MI, United States
  • Died: January 30, 1952, Governors Island, NY, United States
  • Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery (MH) , Milford, CT, United States

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