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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

William H Jones

Details
  • Rank: Farrier (Highest Rank: Blacksmith)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company L,
    2d U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 7 - August 20, 1877
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Little Muddy Creek & Camas Meadows, Montana & Idaho, USA
Citation

Gallantry in the attack against hostile Sioux Indians 7 May 1877 at Muddy Creek, Mont., and in the engagement with Nez Perce Indians at Camas Meadows, Idaho, 20 August 1877, in which he sustained a painful knee wound.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 28, 1878
  • Born: 1849, Davidson County, NC, United States
  • Died: December 23, 1911
  • Buried: Efland Methodist Church Cemetery (MH), Efland, NC, United States
  • Location of Medal:
 

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