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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

William Wilson

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 28, 1872
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Colorado Valley, Texas, USA

First Award: In pursuit of a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.

Medal of Honor Recipient William Wilson
Medal of Honor Recipient William Wilson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 27, 1872
  • Born: 1844, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: December 22, 1895, Presidio of San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery (MH) (WS-527-28), San Francisco, CA, United States

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