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SALE, ALBERT

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Santa Maria River, Ariz., 29 June 1869.
Entered service at:------. Birth: Broome County, N.Y. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in killing an Indian
warrior and capturing pony and effects.

SCHNITZER, JOHN

Rank and organization: Wagoner, Troop G, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Horseshoe Canyon, N. Mex., 23 April 1882.
Entered service at:------. Birth: Bavaria. Date of issue: 17 August 1896. Citation: Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a
wounded comrade.

SCHOU, JULIUS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 22d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1870. Entered service at:
------. Birth: Denmark. Date of issue: 19 November 1884. Citation: Carried dispatches to Fort Buford.

SCHROETER, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SCOTT, GEORGE D.

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876.
Entered service at: Mt. Vernon, Ky. Birth: Lancaster County, Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought
water to the wounded under fire.

SCOTT, ROBERT B.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Washington County, N.Y. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SHAFFER, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at:------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

SHARPLESS, EDWARD C.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 9-11 September
1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Marion County, Ohio. Date of issue: 23 April 1875. Citation: While carrying dispatches
was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he (and a comrade) fought throughout the day.

SHAW, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Carrizo Canyon, N. Mex., 12 August
1881. Entered service at: Pike County, Mo. Birth: Covington, Ky. Date of issue: 7 December 1890. Citation: Forced the
enemy back after stubbornly holding his ground in an extremely exposed position and prevented the enemy's superior numbers
from surrounding his command.

SHEERIN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Blacksmith, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July
1873. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Camden County, N.J. Date of issue: 12 August 1875. Citation: Services against hostile
Indians.

SHEPPARD, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876
to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Birth: Rocky Hill, Conn. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Bravery
in action with Sioux.

SHINGLE, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Troop 1, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 1 June 1880. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SINGLETON, FRANK

(See Frederick S. Neilon, true name.)

SKINNER, JOHN O.

Rank and organization: Contract Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Lava Beds, Oreg., 17 January 1873. Entered service
at: Maryland. Birth: Maryland. Date of issue: Unknown. Citation: Rescued a wounded soldier who lay under a close and heavy
fire during the assault on the Modoc stronghold after 2 soldiers had unsuccessfully attempted to make the rescue and both had
been wounded in doing so.

SMITH, ANDREW J.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SMITH, CHARLES E.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Auburn, N.Y. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SMITH, CORNELIUS C.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near White River, S. Dak., 1 January 1891.
Entered service at: Helena, Mont. Birth: Tucson, Ariz. Date of issue: 4 February 1891. Citation: With 4 men of his troop drove
off a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it, and subsequently pursued
them a great distance.

*SMITH, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Greenfield, N.Y. Date of issue: 4 November 1874. Citation: While carrying dispatches was
attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. Pvt. Smith was mortally wounded
during the engagement and died early the next day.

SMITH, OTTO

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at:
------. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 6 September 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

SMITH, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 3d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Slim Buttes, Mont., 9 September 1876.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation: Special bravery in endeavoring to
dislodge Indians secreted in a ravine .

SMITH, THEODORE F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Rahway, N.J. Date of issue: 14 February 1879. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SMITH, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth. Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SMITH, THOMAS J.

Rank and organization. Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: England. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SMITH, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at. ------. Birth. Bath, Maine. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SMITH, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Lapeer County, Mich. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SNOW, ELMER A.

Rank and organization: Trumpeter, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud Creek, Mont., 17 June 1876.
Entered service at: ------. Birth. Hardwick, Mass. Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation. Bravery in action; was wounded
in both arms.

SPENCE, ORIZOBA

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: Tionesta, Pa. Birth: Forest County, Pa. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation. Gallantry in action.

SPRINGER, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: York County, Pa. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STANCE, EMANUEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Kickapoo Springs, Tex., 20 May 1870.
Entered service at. ------. Birth: Carroll Parish, La. Date of issue: 28 June 1870. Citation. Gallantry on scout after Indians.

STANLEY, EBEN

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Turret Mountain, Ariz., 25 and 27 March
1873. Entered service at. ------. Birth: Decatur County, lowa. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STANLEY, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 26 August 1869.
Entered service at:------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STAUFFER, RUDOLPH

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Camp Hualpai, Ariz., 1872.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 30 July 1875. Citation: Gallantry on scouts after Indians.

STEINER, CHRISTIAN

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STEWART, BENJAMIN F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn River, Mont., 9 July 1876. Entered
service at: ------. Birth: Norfolk, Va. Date of issue: 2 December 1876. Citation: Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent
risk of his life.

STICKOFFER, JULIUS H.

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Cienaga Springs, Utah, 11 November
1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STIVERS, THOMAS W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876.
Entered service at: Mt. Vernon, Ky. Birth: Madison County, Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought
water to the wounded under fire.

STOKES, ALONZO

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
Entered service at:------. Birth: Logan County, Ohio. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STRAYER, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebr., 26 April
1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Maytown, Pa. Date of issue: 22 May 1862. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STRIVSON, BENONI

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at:------Birth: Overton, Tenn. Date of issue. 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

SULLIVAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Covington. Ky. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action against
Indians concealed in a ravine.

SULLIVAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29
December 1890. Entered service at: Newark, N.J. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 17 December 1891. Citation: Conspicuous
bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.

SUMNER, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill., Birth: England. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SUTHERLAND, JOHN A.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at: Montgomery County, Ind. Birth: Monroe County, Ind. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and
actions against Indians.

TAYLOR, BERNARD

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Sunset Pass, Ariz., 1 November 1874.
Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: St. Louis, Mo. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Bravery in rescuing Lt. King,
5th U.S. Cavalry, from Indians.

TAYLOR, CHARLES

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Dry Wash, Ariz., 17 July 1862.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 16 December 1882. Citation: Gallantry in action.

TAYLOR, WILBUR N.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at:
------. Birth: Hamden, Maine. Date of issue: 6 September 1869. Citation: Bravery in actions with Indians.

STANLEY, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 26 August 1869.
Entered service at:------. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STAUFFER, RUDOLPH

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Camp Hualpai, Ariz., 1872.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 30 July 1875. Citation: Gallantry on scouts after Indians.

STEINER, CHRISTIAN

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STEWART, BENJAMIN F.

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn River, Mont., 9 July 1876. Entered
service at: ------. Birth: Norfolk, Va. Date of issue: 2 December 1876. Citation: Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent
risk of his life.

STICKOFFER, JULIUS H.

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Cienaga Springs, Utah, 11 November
1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STIVERS, THOMAS W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876.
Entered service at: Mt. Vernon, Ky. Birth: Madison County, Ky. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought
water to the wounded under fire.

STOKES, ALONZO

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
Entered service at:------. Birth: Logan County, Ohio. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STRAYER, WILLIAM H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebr., 26 April
1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Maytown, Pa. Date of issue: 22 May 1862. Citation: Gallantry in action.

STRIVSON, BENONI

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at:------. Birth: Overton, Tenn. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

SULLIVAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Covington, Ky. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action against
Indians concealed in a ravine .

SULLIVAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29
December 1890. Entered service at: Newark, N.J. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 17 December 1891. Citation: Conspicuous
bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.

SUMNER, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill., Birth: England. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SUTHERLAND, JOHN A.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at: Montgomery County, Ind. Birth: Monroe County, Ind. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and
actions against Indians.

TAYLOR, BERNARD

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Sunset Pass, Ariz., 1 November 1874.
Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: St. Louis, Mo. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Bravery in rescuing Lt. King,
5th U.S. Cavalry, from Indians.

TAYLOR, CHARLES

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Dry Wash, Ariz., 17 July 1862.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 16 December 1882. Citation: Gallantry in action.

TAYLOR, WILBUR N.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company K, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at:
-----. Birth: Hamden, Maine. Date of issue: 6 September 1869. Citation: Bravery in actions with Indians.

TEA, RICHARD L.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Sappa Creek, Kans., 23 April 1875.
Entered servlce at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 16 November 1876. Citation: With 5 other men he waded in
mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to
good advantage against the main column. This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance.

THOMAS, CHARLES L.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 11th Ohio Cavalry. Place and date: At Powder River Expedition Dakota
Territory, 17 September 1865. Entered service at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 24 August 1894. Citation:
Carried a message through a country infested with hostile Indians and saved the life of a comrade en route.

THOMPSON, GEORGE W.

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Blue, Nebr., 15 May 1870. Entered
service at: ------. Birth: Victory, N.Y. Date of issue: 22 June 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

THOMPSON, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Bravery in action with
Indians.

THOMPSON, PETER

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: After having voluntarily brought
water to the wounded, in which effort he was shot through the head, he made two successful trips for the same purpose,
notwithstanding remonstrances of his sergeant.

TILTON, HENRY R.

Rank and organization: Major and Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877.
Entered service at: Jersey City, N.J. Birth: Barnegat, N.J. Date of issue: 22 March 1895. Citation: Fearlessly risked his life and
displayed great gallantry in rescuing and protecting the wounded men.

TOLAN, FRANK

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Malone, N.Y. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought water to
the wounded under fire.

TOY, FREDERICK E.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29
December 1890. Entered service at:------. Birth: Buffalo, N.Y. Date of issue: 26 May 1891. Citation: Bravery.

TRACY, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Bravery in action with
Indians.

TRAUTMAN, JACOB

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29
December 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 27 March 1891. Citation: Killed a hostile Indian at
close quarters, and, although entitled to retirement from service, remained to the close of the campaign.

TURPIN, JAMES H.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company L, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1872-74. Entered service at:
------. Birth: Easton, Mass. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallantry in actlons with Apaches.

VARNUM, CHARLES A.

Rank and organization: Captain, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December
1890. Entered service at: Pensacola, Fla. Birth: Troy, N.Y. Date of issue: 22 September 1897. Citation: While executing an
order to withdraw, seeing that a continuance of the movement would expose another troop of his regiment to being cut off and
surrounded, he disregarded orders to retire, placed himself in front of his men, led a charge upon the advancmg Indians,
regained a commanding position that had just been vacated, and thus insured a safe withdrawal of both detachments without
further loss.

VEUVE, ERNEST

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company A, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Staked Plains, Tex., 3 November 1874.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Switzerland. Date of issue: 13 October 1875. Citation: Gallant manner in which he faced a
desperate Indian.

VOIT, OTTO

Rank and organization: Saddler, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: Volunteered with George Geiger, Charles
Windolph, and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn
River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling
canteens of water that were desperately needed.

VOKES, LEROY H.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Loupe Fork, Platte River, Nebr., 26
April 1872. Entered service at:------. Birth: Lake County, Ill. Date of issue: 22 May 1872. Citation: Gallantry in action.

VON MEDEM, RUDOLPH

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: 1872-73. Entered service at: ------. Birth:
Germany. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallantry in actions and campaigns.

WALKER, ALLEN

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Texas, 30 December 1891. Entered service
at:------. Birth: Patriot, Ind. Date of issue: 25 April 1892. Citation: While carrying dispatches, he attacked a party of 3 armed
men and secured papers valuable to the United States.

WALKER, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red Creek, Ariz., 23 September 1869.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: France. Date of issue: 23 November 1869. Citation: Gallantry in action with Indians.

WALLACE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October
1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WALLEY, AUGUSTUS

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Cuchillo Negro Mountains, N. Mex., 16
August 1881. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Reistertown, Md. Date of issue: 1 October 1890. Citation: Bravery in action
with hostile Apaches.

WARD, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: England, Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action with
Indians.

WARD, JAMES

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29
December 1890. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Quincy, Mass. Date of issue: 16 April 1891. Citation: Continued to
flght after being severely wounded.

WARD, JOHN

Rank and organization: Sergeant, 24th U.S. Infantry Indian Scouts Place and date: At Pecos River, Tex., 25 April 1875.
Entered service at. Fort Duncan, Tex. Birth: Arkansas. Date of issue: 28 May 1875. Citation. With 3 other men, he participated
in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.

WARRINGTON, LEWIS

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Muchague Valley, Tex., 8 December 1874.
Entered service at Washington, D.C. Birth: Washington, D.C. Date of issue: 12 Aprii 1875. Citation: Gallantry in a combat with
5 Indians.

WATSON, JAMES C.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I., 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
Entered service at. ------. Birth: Cochecton, N.Y. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WATSON, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Picacho Mountain, Ariz., 4 June 1869.
Entered service at: St. Joseph, Mich. Birth: Union City, Mich. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Cltation: Killed an Indian warrior
and captured his arms.

WEAHER, ANDREW J.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery m scouts and actions against Indians.

WElNERT, PAUL H.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 1st U.S. Artillery. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29
December 1890. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 24 March 1891. Citation: Taking the place
of his commanding of ficer who had fallen severely wounded, he gallantly served his piece, after each flre advancing it to a better
position.

WEISS, ENOCH R.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October
1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Kosciusko County, Ind. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action
with Indians.

WELCH, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876.
Entered service at: Ft. Snelling, Minn. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue 5 October 1878. Citation: Voluntarily brought
water to the wounded under fire.

WELCH, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 5 October 1870.
Entered service at:------. Birth: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Date of issue: 19 November 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WEST, FRANK

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Dry Wash, Ariz., 17 July 1882. Entered
service at: Mohawk, N.Y. Birth: Mohawk, N.Y. Date of issue: 12 July 1892. Citation: Rallied his command and led it in the
advance against the enemy's fortifled position.

WHITEHEAD, PATTON G.

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876
to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Russell County, Va. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in
action.

WIDMER, JACOB

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 29 September
1879. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 4 May 1880. Citation: Volunteered to accompany a small
detachment on a very dangerous mission.

WILDER, WILBER E.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Horseshoe Canyon, N. Mex., 23 April 1882.
Entered service at: Detroit, Mich. Birth: Atlas, Mich. Date of issue: 17 August 1896. Citation: Assisted, under a heavy fire, to
rescue a wounded comrade.

WILKENS, HENRY

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company L, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Muddy Creek, Mont., 7 May
1877; at Camas Meadows, Idaho, 20 August 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 28 February
1878. Citation: Bravery in actions with Indians.

WILLIAMS, MOSES

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At foothills of the Cuchillo Negro
Mountains, N. Mex., 16 August 1881. Entered service at. ------. Birth: Carrollton, La. Date of issue: 12 November 1896.
Citation: Rallied a detachment, skillfully conducted a running flght of 3 or 4 hours, and by his coolness, bravery, and unflinching
devotion to duty in standing by his commanding officer in an exposed position under a heavy fire from a large party of Indians
saved the lives of at least 3 of his comrades.

WILLS, HENRY

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873.
Entered service at. Pennsylvania. Birth: Gracon, Pa. Date of issue: 12 August 1875. Citation: Services against hostile Indians.

WILSON, BENJAMIN

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 5 October 1870.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa. Date of issue: 19 November 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WILSON, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October
1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Beardstown, Ill. Birth: Petersburg, Ill Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation:
Gallantry in action.

WILSON, MILDEN H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont., 9 August 1877. Entered
service at: Newark, Ohio. Birth: Huron County, Ohio. Date of issue: 2 December 1878. Citation: Gallantry in forming company
from line of skirmishers and deploying again under a galling fire, and in carrying dispatches at the imminent risk of his life.

WILSON, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Colorado Valley, Tex., 28 March 1872.
Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 27 April 1872. Second award. Citation: In pursuit of
a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.

SECOND AWARD

Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Citation: Distinguished conduct in action with Indians, Red River,
Tex.

WILSON, WILLIAM O.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1890. Entered service at: St.
Paul, Minn. Birth: Hagerstown, Md. Date of issue: 17 September 1891. Citation: Bravery.

WINDOLPH, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 lune 1876.
Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: 9 December 1851, Germany. Date of issue: 5 October 1878. Citation: With 3
comrades, during the entire engagement, courageously held a position that secured water for the command.

WINDUS, CLARON A.

Rank and organization: Bugler, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered
service at: ------. Birth: Janesville, Wis. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WINTERBOTTOM, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: England. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

WITCOME, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at:------. Birth: Mechanicsburg, Pa. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

WOOD, LEONARD

Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: In Apache campaign, summer of 1886. Entered service
at: Massachusetts. Birth: Winchester, N.H. Date of issue: 8 April 1898. Citation: Voluntarily carried dispatches through a region
infested with hostile Indians, making a journey of 70 miles in one night and walking 30 miles the next day. Also for several
weeks, while in close pursuit of Geronimo's band and constantly expecting an encounter, commanded a detachment of Infantry,
which was then without an officer, and to the command of which he was assigned upon his own request.

WOODALL, ZACHARIAH

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Alexandria, Va. Date of issue: 7 November 1874. Citation: While in command of S men and
carrying dispatches, was attacked by 125 Indians, whorr, he with his command fought throughout the day, he being severely
wounded.

WOODS, BRENT

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: New Mexico, 19 August 1881. Entered
service at: Louisville, Ky. Birth: Pulaski County, Ky. Date of issue: 12 July 1894. Citation: Saved the lives of his comrades and
citizens of the detachment.

WORTMAN, GEORGE G.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered
service at: ------. Birth: Monckton, New Brunswick. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions
against Indians.

YOUNT, JOHN P.

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 5 May 1871.
Entered service at: ------. Birth: Putnam County, Ind. Date of issue: 13 November 1871. Citation: Gallantry in action with
Indians.

ZIEGNER, HERMANN

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, and White Clay
Creek, S. Dak 29-30 December 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Germany Date of issue: 23 June 1891. Citation:
Conspicuous bravery.