Unit/Command: Indian Scouts attached to 3d U.S. Cavalry
Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
Medal of Honor Action Date: April 26, 1872
Medal of Honor Action Place: Loupe Fork of the Platte River, Nebraska, USA
Gallantry in action.
Accredited to: Fort McPherson, Lincoln County, Nebraska
Awarded Posthumously: No
Presentation Date & Details: May 22, 1872
Medal issued in 1872; Cody's Medal of Honor was rescinded following the 1916-1917 review of Army Medal of Honor awards as he was a civilian at the time of his valor; he was restored to the Medal of Honor Roll in 1989.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: February 16, 1846, Scott County, IA, United States
Died: January 10, 1917, Denver, CO, United States
Buried: Lookout Mountain (MH), Golden, CO, United States
Location of Medal:
Buffalo Bill Museum, Lookout Mountain, CO