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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

William Othello Wilson

Details
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 30, 1890
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Sioux Campaign, USA
Citation
Bravery.
Medal of Honor Recipient William O. Wilson
Medal of Honor Recipient William O. Wilson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 17, 1891
  • Born: September 16, 1869, Chewsville, Washington County, MD
  • Died: January 18, 1928
  • Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery (MH) 14-1160) , Hagerstown, MD
  • Location of Medal: Maryland African American Museum, Baltimore, MD
 

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