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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

William "Billy" Dixon

  • Rank: Scout (civilian)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Indian Scouts
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 12, 1874
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Washita River, Texas, USA

Gallantry in action.

Medal of Honor Recipient William "Billy". Dixon
Medal of Honor Recipient William "Billy". Dixon
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Oklahoma, (Indian Territory)
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 7, 1874

    Medal issued in 1874; Dixon's Medal of Honor was rescinded following the 1916-1917 review of Army Medal of Honor awards as he was a civilian at the time of his valor; he was restored to the Medal of Honor Roll in 1989.

  • Born: September 25, 1850, Ohio County, WV, United States
  • Died: March 9, 1913, Texline, Dallam County, TX, United States
  • Buried: Adobe Walls Battlefield Site (MH), Adobe Walls, TX, United States

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