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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Wilhelm O Philipsen

  • Also Known As: Phillipsen, Wilhelm O.
  • Rank: Blacksmith
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Troop D,
    5th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1879
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Milk Creek, Colorado, USA
With nine others voluntarily attacked and captured a strong position held by Indians.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 12, 1894
  • Born: 1852, Schleswig, Germany
  • Died: September 15, 1913
  • Buried: Louden Park National Cemetery (Post Sec. 896), Baltimore, MD, United States

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