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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

William Grafton Austin

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    7th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 29, 1890
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, USA

While the Indians were concealed in a ravine, assisted men on the skirmish line, directing their fire, etc., and using every effort to dislodge the enemy.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 27, 1891
  • Born: January 6, 1868, Galveston, Galveston County, TX, United States
  • Died: July 15, 1929, Los Altos, CA, United States
  • Buried: Cypress Lawn Cemetery (cremated at), Colma, CA, United States

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