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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

William Charles Bryan

  • Rank: Hospital Steward
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Army
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 17, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Powder River, Wyoming, USA
Accompanied a detachment of cavalry in a charge on a village of hostile Indians and fought through the engagements, having his horse killed under him. He continued to fight on foot, and under severe fire and without assistance conveyed two wounded comrades to places of safety, saving them from capture.
Medal of Honor Recipient William C. Bryan
Medal of Honor Recipient William C. Bryan
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 15, 1899
  • Born: September 9, 1852, Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH, United States
  • Died: March 27, 1933, Santa Monica, CA, United States
  • Buried: Fairmount Cemetery (cremated remains), Denver, CO, United States

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