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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

William Rankin

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Farrier-USA-Ret.)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1872
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Red River, Texas, USA
Gallantry in action with Indians.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 19, 1872
  • Born: 1836, Lewistown, Mifflin County, PA, United States
  • Died: February 2, 1916, Lewiston, PA, United States
  • Buried: St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery (MH), Lewiston, PA, United States

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