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List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars

This is a complete list of those people who received the Medal of Honor for their actions in the Indian Wars. Recipients are listed alphabetically by last name. Posthumous receipt is denoted by an asterisk.

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government and is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States…" Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.

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Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
George E. Albee Army O-02First Lieutenant Brazos River, Texas 28 Oct 1869 41st U.S. Infantry Attacked with 2 men a force of 11 Indians, drove them from the hills, and reconnoitered the country beyond.
William Alchesay Army E-05Sergeant Arizona Territory Winter of 1872-73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches. Indian scout.
William Allen Army First Sergeant Turret Mountain, Arizona 27 Mar 1873 Company I, 23d U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
James Anderson Army E-01Private Wichita River, Texas 5 Oct 1870 Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry during the pursuit and fight with Indians.
Edgar R. Aston Army E-01Private San Carlos, Arizona 30 May 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry With 2 other men he volunteered to search for a wagon passage out of a 4,000-foot valley wherein an infantry column was immobile. This small group passed 6 miles among hostile Apache terrain finding the sought passage. On their return trip down the canyon they were attacked by Apaches who were successfully held at bay.
William G. Austin Army E-05Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry While the Indians were concealed in a ravine, assisted men on the skirmish line, directing their fire, etc., and using every effort to dislodge the enemy.
James F. Ayers Army E-01Private Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry Rapid pursuit, gallantry, energy, and enterprise in an engagement with Indians.

B

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
John B. Babcock Army O-02First Lieutenant Spring Creek, Nebraska 16 May 1869 5th U.S. Cavalry While serving with a scouting column, this officer's troop was attacked by a vastly superior force of Indians. Advancing to high ground, he dismounted his men, remaining mounted himself to encourage them, and there fought the Indians until relieved, his horse being wounded.
James E. Bailey Army E-05Sergeant Army Winter of 1872-73 Company E, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
George W. Baird Army First Lieutenant and Adjutant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 5th U.S. Infantry Most distinguished gallantry in action with the Nez Perce Indians.
John Baker Army Musician Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to Jan 1877 Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in engagements.
Frank D. Baldwin Army O-02First Lieutenant McClellans Creek, Texas 8 Nov 1874 5th U.S. Infantry For rescuing two girls being held by Native Americans. Second award, previously received a Medal for actions in the Civil War.
Neil Bancroft Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry Brought water for the wounded under a most galling fire.
Will C. Barnes Army E-02Private First Class Fort Apache, Arizona 11 Sep 1881 Signal Corps Bravery in action.
Richard Barrett Army First Sergeant Sycamore Canyon, Arizona 23 May 1872 Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry Consplcuous gallantry in a charge upon the Tonto Apaches.
Clay Beauford Army First Sergeant Army Winter of 1872-73 Company B, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
James M. Bell Army E-01Private Big Horn, Montana 9 Jul 1875 Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at the imminent risk of his life.
Frederick Bergerndahl Army E-01Private Staked Plains, Texas 8 Dec 1874 Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.
Heinrich Bertram Army E-04Corporal Arizona 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Charles A. Bessey Army E-04Corporal Near Elkhorn Creek, Wyoming 13 Jan 1877 While scouting with 4 men and attacked in ambush by 14 hostile Indians, held his ground, 2 of his men being wounded, and kept up the fight until himself wounded in the side, and then went to the assistance of his wounded comrades.
Daniel Bishop Army E-05Sergeant

Turret Mountain, Arizona 25 Mar 1873 Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in engagements.
James Blair Army First Sergeant Army Winter of 1872-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Blanquet Army Indian Scout Army Winter of 1872-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Samuel Bowden Army E-04Corporal Wichita River, Texas 5 Oct 1870 Gallantry in pursuit of and fight with Indians.
Alonzo Bowman Army E-05Sergeant Cibicu Creek, Arizona 30 Aug 1881 Conspicuous and extraordinary bravery in attacking mutinous scouts.
Thomas Boyne Army E-05Sergeant Mimbres Mountains, N. Mex. and Cuchillo Negro River near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico 29 May 1879 and 27 Sep 1879 Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
Sanford Bradbury Army First Sergeant Hell Canyon, Arizona 3 Jul 1869 Conspicuous gallantry in action.
Edward Branagan Army E-01Private Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Gallantry in action.
Abram B. Brant Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Brought water for the wounded under a most galling fire.
Frank Bratling Army E-04Corporal Near Fort Selden, New Mexico 8-11 Jul 1873 Services against hostile Indians.
Lloyd M. Brett Army Second Lieutenant O'Fallons Creek, Montana 1 Apr 1880 Fearless exposure and dashing bravery in cutting off the Indians' pony herd, thereby greatly crippling the hostiles.
James Brogan Army E-05Sergeant Simon Valley, Arizona 14 Dec 1877 Engaged singlehanded 2 renegade Indians until his horse was shot under him and then pursued them so long as he was able.
James Brophy Army E-01Private Arizona 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Benjamin Brown Army E-05Sergeant Arizona 11 May 1889 Company C, 24th U.S. Infantry Although shot in the abdomen, in a fight between a paymaster's escort and robbers, did not leave the field until again wounded through both arms.
James Brown Army E-05Sergeant Davidson Canyon near Camp Crittenden, Arizona 27 Aug 1872 In command of a detachment of 4 men defeated a superior force.
Lorenzo D. Brown Army E-01Private Big Hole, Montana 9 Aug 1877 After having been severely wounded in right shoulder, continued to do duty in a most courageous manner.
William C. Bryan Army Hospital Steward Powder River, Wyoming 17 Mar 1876 Accompanied a detachment of cavalry in a charge on a village of hostile Indians and fought through the engagements, having his horse killed under him. He continued to fight on foot, and under severe fire and without assistance conveyed 2 wounded comrades to places of safety, saving them from capture.
Oscar Burkard Army E-01Private Battle of Sugar Point, Leech Lake, Minnesota 5 Oct 1898 3rd U.S. Infantry Tended Wounded under fire; last Medal of Honor awarded for Indian Wars.
Patrick J. Burke Army Farrier Arizona 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Richard Burke Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to Jan 1877 Gallantry in engagements.
George R. Burnett Army Second Lieutenant Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico 16 Aug 1881 Saved the life of a dismounted soldier, who was in imminent danger of being cut off, by alone galloping quickly to his assistance under heavy fire and escorting him to a place of safety, his horse being twice shot in this action.
Edmond Butler Army Captain Wolf Mountain, Montana 8 Jan 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry Most dlstlngulshed gallantry m action with hostile Indians.
Denis Byrne Army E-05Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to Jan 1877 Gallantry in engagements.

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Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Joseph A. Cable Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Thomas J. Callen Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25-26 Jun 1876 Displayed conspicuously good conduct in assisting to drive away the Indians
James S. Calvert Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Heth Canfield Army E-01Private Little Blue, Nebraska 15 May 1870 Gallantry in action.
Louis H. Carpenter Army Captain Indian campaigns, Kansas and Colorado Sep-Oct 1868 Was gallant and meritorious throughout the campaigns, especially in the combat of October 15 and in the forced march on September 23, 24 and 25 to the relief of Forsyth's Scouts, who were known to be in danger of annihilation by largely superior forces of Indians
John Carr Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 29 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Thomas Carroll Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
George Carter Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Mason Carter Army O-02First Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 Led a charge under a galling fire, in which he inflicted great loss upon the enemy.
Robert G. Carter Army Second Lieutenant On Brazos, River, Texas 10 Oct 1871 Held the left of the line with a few men during the charge of a large body of Indians, after the right of the line had retreated, and by delivering a rapid fire succeeded in checking the enemy until other troops came to the rescue.
William H. Carter Army O-02First Lieutenant Cibicu, Arizona 30 Aug 1881 Rescued, with the voluntary assistance of 2 soldiers, the wounded from under a heavy fire.
James S. Casey Army Captain Wolf Mountain, Montana 8 Jan 1877 Led his command in a successful charge against superior numbers of the enemy strongly posted.
Amos Chapman Army Civilian Scout Washita River, Texas 12 Sep 1874 Gallantry in action.
Benjamin H. Cheever, Jr. Army O-02First Lieutenant White River, South Dakota 1 Jan 1891 Headed the advance across White River partly frozen, in a spirited movement to the effective assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
Chiquito Army Indian Scout Army Winter of 1871-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
John E. Clancy Army Musician Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Twice voluntarily rescued wounded comrades under fire of the enemy.
Wilfred Clark Army E-01Private Big Hole, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho 9 Aug 1877 and 20 Aug 1877 Conspicuous gallantry, especial skill as sharpshooter.
Powhatan H. Clarke Army Second Lieutenant Pinito Mountains, Sonora, Mex. 3 May 1886 Rushed forward to the rescue of a soldier who was severely wounded and lay, disabled, exposed to the enemy's fire, and carried him to a place of safety.
William F. Cody Army Civilian Scout Platte River, Nebraska 26 Apr 1872 Gallantry in action. Later known as the legendary westerner and showman Buffalo Bill Cody.
John W. Comfort Army E-04Corporal Staked Plains, Texas 5 Nov 1874 Ran down and killed an Indian.
John Connor Army E-04Corporal Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Gallantry in action.
Aquilla Coonrod Army E-05Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Michael Corcoran Army E-04Corporal Agua Fria River, Arizona 25 Aug 1869 Gallantry in action.
Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish Army E-05Sergeant Republican River, Kansas 8 Jul 1869 Also known as "Mad Bear"
Samuel H. Craig Army E-05Sergeant Santa Cruz Mountains, Mex. 15 May 1886 Conspicuous gallantry during an attack on a hostile Apache Indian Camp; seriously wounded.
Charles Crandall Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
John Crist Army E-05Sergeant Arizona 26 Nov 1869 Gallantry in action.
Banjamin C. Criswell Army E-05Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Rescued the body of Lt. Hodgson from within the enemy's lines; brought up ammunition and encouraged the men in the most exposed positions under heavy fire.
Thomas Cruse Army Second Lieutenant Big Dry Fork, Arizona 17 Jul 1882 Gallantly charged hostile Indians, and with his carbine compelled a party of them to keep under cover of their breastworks, thus being enabled to recover a severely wounded soldier.
William G. Cubberly Army E-01Private San Carlos, Arizona 30 May 1868 With 2 other men he volunteered to search for a wagon passage out of a 4,000-foot valley wherein an infantry column was immobile. This small group passed 6 miles among hostile Apache terrain finding the sought passage. On their return trip down the canyon they were attacked by Apache who were successfully held at bay.
Charles Cunningham Army E-04Corporal Little Big Horn River, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Declined to leave the line when wounded in the neck during heavy fire and fought bravely all next day.

D

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Charles Daily Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
James T. Daniels Army E-05Sergeant Arizona 7 Mar 1890 Untiring energy and cool gallantry under fire in an engagement with Apache Indians.
Michael Dawson Army Trumpeter Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 Gallantry in action.
Matthias W. Day Army Second Lieutenant Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico 18 Sep 1879 Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.
William L. Day Army First Sergeant Army 1872-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
William De Armond Army E-05Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas 9-11 Sep 1874 Gallantry in action.
George Deary Army E-05Sergeant Apache Creek, Arizona 2 Apr 1874 Gallantry in action.
Frederick Deetline Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
John Denny Army E-05Sergeant Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico 18 Sep 1879 Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.
Charles H. Dickens Army E-04Corporal Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
William Dixon Army Scout Wichita River, Texas 12 Sep 1874 Gallantry in action. Was one of only a few civilians in history to receive the Medal of Honor.
Francis S. Dodge Army Captain Near White River Agency, Colorado 29 Sep 1879 With a force of 40 men rode all night to the relief of a command that had been defeated and was besieged by an overwhelming force of Indians, reached the field at daylight, joined in the action and fought for 3 days.
John L. Donahue Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Cornelius Donavan Army E-05Sergeant Agua Fria River, Arizona 25 Aug 1869 Gallantry in action.
John S. Donelly Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to Jan 1877 Gallantry in action
James B. Doshier Army Post Guide Holliday Creek, Texas; Little Wichita River 5 Oct 1870 Gallantry in action and on the march.
William Dougherty Army Blacksmith Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
James Dowling Army E-04Corporal Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

E

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
William D. Edwards Army First Sergeant Big Hole, Montana 9 Aug 1877 Bravery in action
George H. Eldridge Army E-05Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Gallantry in action.
Elsatsoosu Army E-04Corporal Army Winter of 1872-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches. Indian scout.
Edwin L. Elwood Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Robert Temple Emmet Army Second Lieutenant Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico 18 Sep 1879 Lt. Emmet was in G Troop which was sent to relieve a detachment of soldiers under attack by hostile Apaches During a flank attack on the Indian camp, made to divert the hostiles Lt. Emmet and 5 of his men became surrounded when the Indians returned to defend their camp. Finding that the Indians were making for a position from which they could direct their fire on the retreating troop, the Lieutenant held his point with his party until the soldiers reached the safety of a canyon. Lt. Emmet then continued to hold his position while his party recovered their horses. The enemy force consisted of approximately 200.
William Evans Army E-01Private Big Horn, Montana 9 Jul 1876 Carried dispatches to Brig. Gen. Crook through a country occupied by Sioux.

F

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Pompey Factor Army E-01Private Pecos River, Texas 25 Apr 1875 Indian Scouts With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.
Henry Falcott Army E-05Sergeant Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Daniel Farren Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Mosheim Feaster Army E-01Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry Extraordinary gallantry.
James Fegan Army E-05Sergeant Plum Creek, Kansas Mar 1868 Company H, 3d U.S. Infantry While in charge of a powder train en route from Fort Harker to Fort Dodge, Kans., was attached by a party of desperadoes, who attempted to rescue a deserter in his charge and to fire the train. Sgt. Fegan, singlehanded, repelled the attacking party, wounding 2 of them, and brought his train through in safety.
George Ferrari Army E-04Corporal Red Creek, Arizona 23 Sep 1869 Company D, 8th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Hermann Fichter Army E-01Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 5 May 1871 Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
John H. Foley Army E-05Sergeant Loupe Fork, Platte River, Nebraska 26 Apr 1872 Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
William H. Folly Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Nicholas Foran Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Thomas H. Forsyth Army First Sergeant Powder River, Wyoming 25 Nov 1876 Company M, 4th U.S. Cavalry Though dangerously wounded, he maintained his ground with a small party against a largely superior force after his commanding officer had been shot down during a sudden attack and rescued that officer and a comrade from the enemy.
William Foster Army E-05Sergeant Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Christopher Freemeyer Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.

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Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Peter W. Gardiner Army E-01Private Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 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.
Charles Gardner
Harry Garland Army E-04Corporal Little Muddy Creek, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho 7 May 1877 and 29 Aug 1877 Gallantry in action with hostile Sioux, at Little Muddy Creek, Mont.; having been wounded in the hip so as to be unable to stand, at Camas Meadows, Idaho, he still continued to direct the men under his charge until the enemy withdrew
Ernest A. Garlington Army O-02First Lieutenant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Distinguished gallantry.
George Gates Army Bugler Picacho Mountain, Arizona 4 Jun 1869 Killed an Indian warrior and captured his arms.
Thomas H. Gay Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
George Geiger Army E-05Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana 25 Jun 1876 With 3 comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
John Georgian Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Bravery in action.
Frederick W. Gerber Army Sergeant Major Army 1839-71 Distinguished gallantry in many actions and in recognition of long, faithful, and meritorious services covering a period of 32 years.
John J. Given* Army E-04Corporal Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Bravery in action.
Albert Glavinski Army Blacksmith Powder River, Montana 17 Mar 1876 During a retreat he selected exposed positions, he was part of the rear guard.
T. B. Glover Army E-05Sergeant Mizpah Creek, Mont. and Pumpkin Creek, Montana 10 Apr 1879 and 10 Feb 1880 While in charge of small scouting parties, fought, charged, surrounded, and captured war parties of Sioux Indians.
Michael Glynn Army E-01Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 13 Jul 1872 Drove off, singlehanded, 8 hostile Indians, killing and wounding 5.
Edward S. Godfrey Army Captain Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 Led his command into action when he was severely wounded.
Patrick Golden Army E-05Sergeant Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Theodore W. Goldin Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 26 Jun 1876 One of a party of volunteers who, under a heavy fire from the Indians, went for and brought water to the wounded .
David Goodman Army E-01Private Lyry Creek, Arizona 14 Oct 1869 Bravery in action.
George Grant Army E-05Sergeant Fort Phil Kearny to Fort C. F. Smith, Dakota Territory Feb 1867 Bravery, energy, and perseverance, involving much suffering and privation through attacks by hostile Indians, deep snows, etc., while voluntarily carrying dispatches.
Clinton Greaves Army E-04Corporal Florida Mountains, New Mexico 24 Jan 1877 While part of a small detachment to persuade a band of renegade Apache Indians to surrender, his group was surrounded. Cpl. Greaves in the center of the savage hand-to-hand fighting, managed to shoot and bash a gap through the swarming Apaches, permitting his companions to break free .
Francis C. Green Army E-05Sergeant Arizona 1868 and 1869 Bravery in action.
John Green Army Major First Battle of the Stronghold 17 Jan 1873 In order to reassure his command, this officer, in the most fearless manner and exposed to very great danger, walked in front of the line; the command, thus encouraged, advanced over the lava upon the Indians who were concealed among the rocks.
John C. Gresham Army O-02First Lieutenant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Voluntarily led a party into a ravine to dislodge Sioux Indians concealed therein. He was wounded during this action.
Edward P. Grimes Army E-05Sergeant Milk River, Colo. 29 Sep to 5 Oct 1879 The command being almost out of ammunition and surrounded on 3 sides by the enemy, he voluntarily brought up a supply under heavy flre at almost point blank range.
Jacob Gunther Army E-04Corporal Arizona 1868 and 1869 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

H


Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
John Haddoo Army E-04Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company B, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
John Hall Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery m scouts and actions against Indians
William P. Hall Army O-02First Lieutenant Near Camp on White River, Colo. 20 Oct 1879 5th U.S. Cavalry With a reconnoitering party of 3 men, was attacked by 35 Indians and several times exposed himself to draw the fire of the enemy, giving his small party opportunity to reply with much effect.
Frank Hamilton Army E-01Private Agua Fria River, Arizona 25 Aug 1869 Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Mathew H. Hamilton Army E-01Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Company G, 7th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
Richard P. Hanley Army E-05Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Company C, 7th U.S. Cavalry Recaptured, singlehanded, and without orders, within the enemy's lines and under a galling fire lasting some 20 minutes, a stampeded pack mule loaded with ammunition.
Mosher A. Harding Army Blacksmith Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
John Harrington Army E-01Private Wichita River, Texas 12 Sep 1874 While carrying dispatches was attacked hy 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. He was severely wounded in the hip and unable to move. He continued to fight, defending an exposed dying man.
Charles D. Harris Army E-05Sergeant Red Creek, Arizona 23 Sep 1869 Gallantry in action.
David W. Harris Army E-01Private Little Big Horn River, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Brought water to the wounded, at great danger to his life, under a most galling fire from the enemy.
William M. Harris Army E-01Private Little Big Horn River, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire of the enemy.
Joshija B. Hartzog Army E-01Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Went to the rescue of the commanding officer who had fallen severely wounded, picked him up, and carried him out of range of the hostile guns.
Paul Haupt Army E-04Corporal Hell Canyon, Arizona 3 Jul 1869 Gallantry in action.
Harry L. Hawthorne Army Second Lieutenant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians .
Fred S. Hay Army E-05Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas 9 Sep 1874 Gallantry in action.
Richard Heartery Army E-01Private Cibicu, Arizona 30 Aug 1881 Bravery in action.
Clamor Heise Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Leander Herron Army E-04Corporal Near Fort Dodge, Kansas 2 Sep 1868 While detailed as mail courier from the fort, voluntarily went to the assistance of a party of 4 enlisted men, who were attacked by about 50 Indians at some distance from the fort and remained with them until the party was relieved.
Charles H. Heyl Army Second Lieutenant Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska 28 Apr 1876 Voluntarily, and with most conspicuous gallantry, charged with 3 men upon 6 Indians who were entrenched upon a hillside.
Thomas P. Higgins Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Frank E. Hill Army E-05Sergeant Date Creek, Arizona 8 Sep 1872 Secured the person of a hostile Apache Chief, although while holding the chief he was severely wounded in the back by another Indian
James M. Hill Army First Sergeant Turret Mountain, Arizona 25 Mar 1873 Gallantry in action.
Marvin C. Hillock Army E-01Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Distinguished bravery.
Michael Himmelsback Army E-01Private Little Blue, Nebraska 15 May 1870 Gallantry in action.
Lehmann Hinemann Army E-05Sergeant Army Winter of 1872-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
George Hobday Army E-01Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Conspicuous and gallant conduct in battle.
Henry Hogan Army First Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry (1st award) Gallantry in actions.
Henry Hogan Army First Sergeant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry (2nd award) Carried Lt. Henry Romeyn, who was severely wounded, off the field of battle under heavy fire.
Henry Holden Army E-01Private Battle of the Little Bighorn 25 June 1876 Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry Brought up ammunition under a galling fire from the enemy.
David Holland Army E-04Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in actions
George Hooker* Army E-01Private Tonto Creek, Arizona 22 Jan 1873 Gallantry in action in which he was killed.
Samuel Hoover Army Bugler Santa Maria Mountains, Arizona 6 May 1873 Gallantry in action, also services as trailer in May 1872.
Simpson Hornaday Army E-01Private Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 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 the ir resistance
Robert L. Howze Army Second Lieutenant White River, South Dakota 1 Jan 1891 Bravery in action.
Thomas Hubbard Army E-01Private Little Blue, Nebraska 15 May 1870 Gallantry in action.
James W. Huff Army E-01Private Army Winter of 1872-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Eli L. Huggins Army Captain O'Fallons Creek, Montana 1 Apr 1880 Surprised the Indians in their strong position and fought them until dark with great boldness.
Charles F. Humphrey Army O-02First Lieutenant Clearwater, Idaho 11 Jul 1877 Led a party through withering fire and recovered an abandoned howitzer and 2 Gatling guns lying between the lines a few yards from the Indians
Fred O. Hunt Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in actions.
Rufus D. Hutchinson Army E-05Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Guarded and carried the wounded, brought water for the same, and posted and directed the men in his charge under galling fire from the enemy.
Henry J. Hyde Army E-05Sergeant Army Winter of 1872-73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

I

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Bernard J. D. Irwin Army Assistant Surgeon Apache Pass, Arizona 13-14 Feb 1861 For rescuing 60 soldiers trapped by Cochise.

J

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
James Jackson Army Captain Camas Meadows, Idaho 20 Aug 1877 1st U.S. Cavalry Dismounted from his horse in the face of a heavy fire from pursuing Indians, and with the assistance of 1 or 2 of the men of his command secured to a place of safety the body of his trumpeter, who had been shot
John James Army E-04Corporal Upper Wichita, Texas 9-11 Sep 1874 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Frederick Jarvis Army E-05Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Bernhard Jetter Army E-05Sergeant Sioux campaign Dec 1890 Company K, 7th U.S. Cavalry Distinguished bravery.
Jim Army E-05Sergeant Army Winter of 1871-73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Henry Johnson Army E-05Sergeant Milk River, Colo. 2-5 Oct 1879 Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry Buffalo Soldier.
Edward Johnston Army E-04Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
William H. Jones Army Farrier Little Muddy Creek, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho 7 May 1877 and 20 Aug 1877 Company L, 2nd U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in the attack against hostile Sioux Indians on May 7, 1877 at Muddy Creek, Mont., and in the engagement with Nez Perces Indians at Camas Meadows, Idaho, on 20 August 1877 in which he sustained a painful knee wound.
George Jordan Army E-05Sergeant Fort Tularosa, N. Mex. and Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico 14 May 1880 and 12 Aug 1881 Company K, 9th U.S. Cavalry While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N . Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, on 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command.

K

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
John Kay Army E-01Private Arizona 21 Oct 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Brought a comrade, severely wounded, from under the fire of a large party of the enemy.
Daniel Keating Army E-04Corporal Wichita River, Texas 5 Oct 1870 Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action and in pursuit of Indians.
Bartholomew T. Keenan Army Trumpeter Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
John Keenan Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Charles Kelley Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
John J. H. Kelly Army E-04Corporal Upper Wichita, Texas 9 Sep 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Thomas Kelly Army E-01Private Upper Wichita, Texas 9 Sep 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Kelsay Army Indian Scout Unknown Winter of 1872-73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Philip Kennedy Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
John B. Kerr Army Captain White River, South Dakota 1 Jan 1891 6th U.S. Cavalry For distinguished bravery while in command of his troop in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, S. Dak., where he defeated a force of 300 Brule Sioux warriors, and turned the Sioux tribe, which was endeavoring to enter the Bad Lands, back into the Pine Ridge Agency.
Thomas Kerrigan Army E-05Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
John Kilmartin Army E-01Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 5 May 1871 Company F, 3rd U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
John Kirk Army First Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
John A. Kirkwood Army E-05Sergeant Slim Buttes, Dakota Territory 9 Sep 1876 Company M, 3rd U.S. Cavalry Bravely endeavored to dislodge some Sioux Indians secreted in a ravine.
George K. Kitchen Army E-05Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas 9 Sep 1874 Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Albert Knaak Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Joseph F. Knight Army E-05Sergeant White River, South Dakota 1 Jan 1891 Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry Led the advance in a spirited movement to the assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
John W. Knox Army E-05Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas 9 Sep 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
William Koelpin Army E-05Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas 9 Sep 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Kosoha Army Indian Scout Army Winter of 1872-73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Wendelin Kreher Army First Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
John Kyle Army E-04Corporal Near Republican River, Kansas 8 Jul 1869 Company M, 5th U.S. Cavalry This soldier and 2 others were attacked by 8 Indians, but beat them off and badly wounded 2 of them.

L

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
David Larkin Army Farrier Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
James Lawrence Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
John S. Lawton Army E-05Sergeant Milk River, Colorado 29 Sep 1879 Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry Coolness and steadiness under fire; volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.
James Lenihan Army E-01Private Clear Creek, Arizona 2 Jan 1873 Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Patrick J. Leonard Army E-05Sergeant Little Blue, Nebraska 15 May 1870 Company C, 2nd U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Patrick T. Leonard Army E-04Corporal Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska 28 Apr 1876 Company A, 23d U.S. Infantry Gallantry in charge on hostile Sioux.
William Leonard Army E-01Private Muddy Creek, Montana 7 May 1877 Company L, 2nd U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
William B. Lewis Army E-05Sergeant Bluff Station, Wyoming 20-22 Jan 1877 Bravery in skirmish.
Thomas Little Army Bugler Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Francis W. Lohnes Army E-01Private Gilmans Ranch, Nebraska 12 May 1865 Gallantry in defending Government property against Indians.
Oscar F. Long Army Second Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 Having been directed to order a troop of cavalry to advance, and finding both its officers killed, he voluntarily assumed command, and under a heavy fire from the Indians advanced the troop to its proper position.
James Lowthers Army E-01Private Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 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.
George Loyd Army E-05Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Bravery, especially after having been severely wounded through the lung.
Leonidas S. Lytle Army E-05Sergeant Near Fort Selden, New Mexico 8-11 Jul 1873 Services against hostile Indians.
Jeptha L. Lytton Army E-04Corporal Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska 28 Apr 1876 Gallantry in charge on hostile Sioux.

M

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Machol Army E-01Private Arizona 1872-73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaign and engagements with Apaches.
Herbert Mahers Army E-01Private Seneca Mountain, Arizona 25 Aug 1869 Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Gregory Mahoney Army E-01Private Near Red River, Texas 26-28 Sep 1874 Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.
Patrick Martin Army E-05Sergeant Castle Dome and Santa Maria Mountains, Arizona Jun and Jul 1873 Company G, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallant services in operations of Capt. James Burns, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
David A. Matthews Army E-04Corporal Arizona 1868 and 1869 Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Marion P. Maus Army O-02First Lieutenant Sierra Madre Mountains, Mexico 11 Jan 1886 1st U.S. Infantry Most distinguished gallantry in action with hostile Apaches led by Geronimo and Natchez.
John May Army E-05Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Isaiah Mays Army E-04Corporal Arizona 11 May 1889 Company B, 24th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in the fight between Paymaster Wham's escort and robbers. Mays walked and crawled 2 miles to a ranch for help.
Bernard McBride Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
William McBryar Army E-05Sergeant Arizona 7 Mar 1890 Company K, 10th U.S. Cavalry Distinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians.
William McCabe Army E-01Private Near Red River, Texas 26-28 Sep 1874 Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.
Bernard McCann Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company F, 22d U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Michael McCarthy Army First Sergeant White Bird Canyon, Idaho Jun 1876 to Jan 1877 Troop H, 1st U.S. Cavalry Was detailed with 6 men to hold a commanding position, and held it with great gallantry until the troops fell back. He then fought his way through the Indians, rejoined a portion of his command, and continued the fight in retreat. He had 2 horses shot from under him, and was captured, but escaped and reported for duty after 3 days' hiding and wandering in the mountains.
Edward J. McClernand Army Second Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 2d U.S. Cavalry Gallantly attacked a band of hostiles and conducted the combat with excellent skill and boldness.
Michael McCormick Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action .
Franklin M. McDonald Army E-01Private Near Fort Griffin, Texas 5 Aug 1872 Company G, 11th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in defeating Indians wlho attacked the mail.
James McDonald Army E-04Corporal Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Robert McDonald Army O-02First Lieutenant Wolf Mountain, Montana 8 Jan 1877 5th U.S. Infantry Led his command in a successful charge against superior numbers of hostile Indians, strongly posted.
Michael A. McGann Army First Sergeant Rosebud River, Montana 17 Jun 1876 Company F, 3rd U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Owen McGar Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
John McHugh Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action
Daniel McKinley Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
John McLennon Army Musician Big Hole, Montana 9 Aug 1877 Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action. 680
Michael McLoughlin Army E-05Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Henry A. McMasters Army E-04Corporal Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Gallantry in action.
Albert W. McMillan Army E-05Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 While engaged with Indians concealed in a ravine, he assisted the men on the skirmish line, directed their fire, encouraged them by example, and used every effort to dislodge the enemy.
James McNally Army First Sergeant Arizona 1868 and 1869 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
William McNamara Army First Sergeant Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Gallantry in action.
Robert McPhelan Army E-05Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Charles H. McVeagh Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Nicholas Meaher Army E-04Corporal Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Henry W. B. Mechlin Army Blacksmith Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 With 3 comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
John Merrill Army E-05Sergeant Milk River, Colorado 29 Sep 1879 Though painfully wounded, he remained on duty and rendered gallant and valuable service.
Daniel H. Miller Army E-01Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 5 May 1871 Gallantry in action.
George Miller Army E-04Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
George W. Miller Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
John Mitchell Army First Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas 9-11 Sep 1874 Gallantry in engagement with Indians.
John J. Mitchell Army E-04Corporal Hell Canyon, Arizona 3 Jul 1869 Gallantry in action.
Charles H. Montrose Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
George Moquin Army E-04Corporal Milk River, Colorado 29 Sep to 5 Oct 1879 Gallantry in action.
John Moran Army E-01Private Seneca Mountain, Arizona 25 Aug 1869 Gallantry in action.
George H. Morgan Army Second Lieutenant Big Dry Fork, Arizona 17 Jul 1882 Gallantly held his ground at a critical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy (hostile Indians) until he was disabled by a shot.
John Moriarity Army E-05Sergeant Arizona 1868 and 1869 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
James L. Morris Army First Sergeant Near Fort Selden, New Mexico 8-11 Jul 1873 Services against hostile Indians.
William W. Morris Army E-04Corporal Upper Washita, Texas 9-11 Sep 1874 Gallantry in engagement with Indians.
John Mott Army E-05Sergeant Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 5 May 1871 Gallantry in action.
Myles Moylan Army Captain Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 Gallantly led his command in action against Nez Perce Indians until he was severely wounded.
Edward Murphy Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action. Read More
Edward F. Murphy Army E-04Corporal Milk River, Colorado 29 Sep 1879 Gallantry in action. Read More
Jeremiah Murphy Army E-01Private Powder River, Montana 17 Mar 1876 Being the only member of his picket not disabled, he attempted to save a wounded comrade.
Philip Murphy Army E-04Corporal Seneca Mountain, Arizona 25 Aug 1869 Gallantry in action.
Thomas Murphy Army E-04Corporal Seneca Mountain, Arizona 25 Aug 1869 Gallantry in action.
Thomas Murray Army E-05Sergeant Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Brought up the pack train, and on the second day the rations, under a heavy flre from the enemy.
Fred Myers Army E-05Sergeant White River, South Dakota 1 Jan 1891 With 5 men repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it.

N

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Nannasaddie Army Indian Scout Army 1872-73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Nantaje Army Indian Scout Army 1872-73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches. Name sometimes spelled "Nantahe".
Solon D. Neal Army E-01Private Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Adam Neder Army E-01Private Sioux campaign Dec 1890 Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry Distinguished bravery.
Frederick S. Neilon Army E-05Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas 9-11 Sep 1874 Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action. Alias: Frank Singleton
Henry Newman Army E-08First Sergeant Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 13 Jul 1872 Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry He and 2 companions covered the withdrawal of wounded comrades from the fire of an Apache band well concealed among rocks.
John Nihill Army E-01Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 13 Jul 1872 Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry Fought and defeated 4 hostile Apaches located between him and his comrades.
Richard J. Nolan Army Farrier White Clay Creek, South Dakota 30 Dec 1890 Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry Bravery.

O

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
John O'Callaghan Army E-05Sergeant Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Francis Oliver Army First Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
William O'Neill Army E-04Corporal Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
Michael O'Regan Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Moses Orr Army E-01Private Apache Campaigns Winter of 1872-73 Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
William Osborne Army E-05Sergeant Apache Campaigns Winter of 1872-73 Company M, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
John F. O'Sullivan Army E-01Private Staked Plains, Texas 8 Dec 1874 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.

P

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Adam Paine Army E-01Private Canyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, Texas 26-27 Sep 1874 Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.
William R. Parnell Army O-02First Lieutenant White Bird Canyon, Idaho 17 Jun 1877 With a few men, in the face of a heavy fire from pursuing Indians and at imminent peril, returned and rescued a soldier whose horse had been killed and who had been left behind in the retreat.
Isaac Payne Army Trumpeter Pecos River, Texas 25 Apr 1875 With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.
Edward Pengally Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Josiah Pennsyl Army E-05Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas 11 Sep 1874 Gallantry in action.
Lewis Phife Army E-05Sergeant Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Wilhelm O. Philipsen Army Blacksmith Milk River, Colo. 29 Sep 1879 With 9 others voluntarily attacked and captured a strong position held by Indians.
Samuel D. Phillips Army E-01Private Muddy Creek, Montana 7 May 1877 Gallantry in action.
Edwin Phoenix Army E-04Corporal Near Red River, Texas 26-28 Sep 1874 Gallantry in action.
Frederick Platten Army E-05Sergeant Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 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.
John A. Poppe Army E-05Sergeant Milk River, Colo. 29 Sep to 5 Oct 1879 Gallantry in action.
Samuel Porter Army Farrier Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Gallantry in action.
Thomas Powers Army E-04Corporal Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
James Pratt Army Blacksmith Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Gallantry in action.
James Pym Army E-01Private Battle of the Little Bighorn 25 Jun 1876 Voluntarily went for water and secured the same under heavy fire.

R

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
John Raerick Army E-01Private Lyry Creek, Arizona 14 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action with Indians.
Theodore Ragnar Army First Sergeant White Clay Creek, South Dakota 30 Dec 1890 Bravery.
William Rankin Army E-01Private Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Gallantry in action with Indians.
James C. Reed Army E-01Private Arizona 29 Apr 1868 Defended his position (with 3 others) against a party of 17 hostile Indians under heavy fire at close quarters, the entire party except himself being severely wounded
Samuel Richman Army E-01Private Arizona 1868 and 1869 Bravery in actions with Indians.
Hampton M. Roach Army E-04Corporal Milk River, Colo. 29 Sep to 5 Oct 1879 Erected breastworks under fire; also kept the command supplied with water 3 consecutive nights while exposed to fire from ambushed Indians at close range
Marcus M. Robbins Army E-01Private Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 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
Joseph Robinson Army First Sergeant Rosebud River, Montana 17 Jun 1876 Discharged his duties while in charge of the skirmish line under fire with judgment and great coolness and brought up the lead horses at a critical moment
David Roche Army First Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Henry Rodenburg Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Patrick Rogan Army E-05Sergeant Big Hole, Montana 9 Aug 1877 Verified and reported the company while subjected to a galling fire from the enemy.
Henry Romeyn Army O-02First Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 Led his command into close range of the enemy, there maintained his position, and vigorously prosecuted the fight until he was severely wounded
Edward Rooney Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Peter Roth Army E-01Private Wichita River, Texas 12 Sep 1874 While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day.
John F. Rowalt Army E-01Private Lyry Creek, Arizona 14 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action with Indians.
Y. B. Rowdy Army E-05Sergeant Arizona 7 Mar 1890 Bravery in action with Apache Indians.
Stanislaus Roy Army E-05Sergeant Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Brought water to the wounded at great danger to life and under a most galling fire of the enemy.
James Russell Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action with Indians.
David Ryan Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Dennis Ryan Army First Sergeant Gageby Creek, Indian Territory 2 Dec 1874 Courage while in command of a detachment.

S


Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Albert Sale Army E-01Private Santa Maria River, Arizona 29 Jun 1869 Gallantry in killing an Indian warrior and capturing pony and effects.
John Schnitzer Army Wagoner Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico 23 Apr 1882 Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.
Julius Schou Army E-04Corporal Sioux Campaign 1870 Carried dispatches to Fort Buford.
Charles Schroeter Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
George D. Scott Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25-26 Jun 1876 Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Griffin Seward Army Wagoner Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Robert B. Scott Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
William Shaffer Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Edward C. Sharpless Army E-04Corporal Upper Washita, Texas 9-11 Sep 1874 While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he (and a comrade) fought throughout the day.
Thomas Shaw Army E-05Sergeant Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico 12 Aug 1881 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
John Sheerin Army Blacksmith Near Fort Selden, New Mexico 8-11 Jul 1873 Services against hostile Indians.
Charles Sheppard Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Bravery in action with Sioux.
John H. Shingle Army First Sergeant Rosebud River, Montana 17 Jun 1876 Gallantry in action. Alias: John Henry
John O. Skinner Army Contract Surgeon Lava Beds, Oregon 17 Jan 1873 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
Andrew J. Smith Army E-05Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Charles E. Smith Army E-04Corporal Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Gallantry in action.
Cornelius C. Smith Army E-04Corporal Near White River, South Dakota 1 Jan 1891 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
George W. Smith* Army E-01Private Wichita River, Texas 12 Sep 1874 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
Otto Smith Army E-01Private Arizona 1868 and 1869 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Robert Smith Army E-01Private Slim Buttes, Montana 9 Sep 1876 Special bravery in endeavoring to dislodge Indians secreted in a ravine .
Theodore F. Smith Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Thomas Smith Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Thomas J. Smith Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
William Smith Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
William H. Smith Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Elmer A. Snow Army Trumpeter Rosebud Creek, Montana 17 Jun 1876 Bravery in action; was wounded in both arms
Orizoba Spence Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action
George Springer Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Emanuel Stance Army E-05Sergeant Kickapoo Springs, Texas 20 May 1870 Gallantry on scout after Indians.
Eben Stanley Army E-01Private near Turret Mountain, Arizona 25 and 27 Mar 1873 Gallantry in action.
Edward Stanley Army E-04Corporal Seneca Mountain, Arizona 26 Aug 1869 Gallantry in action.
Rudolph Stauffer Army First Sergeant Near Camp Hualpai, Arizona 1872 Gallantry on scouts after Indians.
Christian Steiner Army Saddler Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
Benjamin F. Stewart Army E-01Private Big Horn River, Montana 9 Jul 1876 Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.
Julius H. Stickoffer Army Saddler Cienaga Springs, Utah 11 Nov 1868 Gallantry in action.
Thomas W. Stivers Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25-26 Jun 1876 Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Alonzo Stokes Army First Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Gallantry in action.
William H. Strayer Army E-01Private Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebraska 26 Apr 1872 Gallantry in action.
Benoni Strivson Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Simon Suhler Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians. Enlisted under the assumed name of Charles Gardner.
Thomas Sullivan Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.
Thomas Sullivan Army E-01Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Conspicuous bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.
James Sumner Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action.
John A. Sutherland Army E-04Corporal Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

T

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Bernard Taylor Army E-05Sergeant Near Sunset Pass, Arizona 1 Nov 1874 Bravery in rescuing Lt. King, 5th U.S. Cavalry, from Indians.
Charles Taylor Army First Sergeant Big Dry Wash, Arizona 17 Jul 1862 Gallantry in action.
Wilbur N. Taylor Army E-04Corporal Arizona 1868 and 1869 Bravery in actions with Indians.
Richard L. Tea Army E-05Sergeant Sappa Creek, Kansas 23 Apr 1875 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.
Charles L. Thomas Army E-05Sergeant Powder River Expedition Dakota Territory 17 Sep 1865 Carried a message through a country infested with hostile Indians and saved the life of a comrade en route.
George W. Thompson Army E-01Private Little Blue, Nebraska 15 May 1870 Gallantry in action.
John Thompson Army E-05Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Bravery in action with Indians.
Peter Thompson Army E-01Private Battle of the Little Bighorn 25 Jun 1876 Brought water to the wounded, even after being shot through the head.
Henry R. Tilton Army Major and Surgeon Bear Paw Mountain, Montana 30 Sep 1877 Fearlessly risked his life and displayed great gallantry in rescuing and protecting the wounded men.
Frank Tolan Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Frederick E. Toy Army First Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Bravery.
John Tracy Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Bravery in action with Indians.
Jacob Trautman Army First Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Killed a hostile Indian at close quarters, and, although entitled to retirement from service, remained to the close of the campaign.
James H. Turpin Army First Sergeant Arizona 1872-74 Gallantry in actlons with Apaches.

V

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Charles A. Varnum Army Captain White Clay Creek, South Dakota 30 Dec 1890 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.
Ernest Veuve Army Farrier Staked Plains, Texas 3 Nov 1874 Gallant manner in which he faced a desperate Indian.
Otto Voit Army Saddler Little Big Horn, Montana 25 Jun 1876 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.
Leroy H. Vokes Army First Sergeant Loupe Fork, Platte River, Nebraska 26 Apr 1872 Gallantry in action.
Rudolph von Medem Army E-05Sergeant Army 1872-73 Gallantry in actions and campaigns.

W

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Allen Walker Army E-01Private Texas 30 Dec 1891 While carrying dispatches, he attacked a party of 3 armed men and secured papers valuable to the United States.
John Walker Army E-01Private Red Creek, Arizona 23 Sep 1869 Gallantry in action with Indians.
William Wallace Army E-05Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Augustus Walley Army E-01Private Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico 16 Aug 1881 Bravery in action with hostile Apaches.
Charles H. Ward Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action with Indians.
James Ward Army E-05Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 Continued to flght after being severely wounded.
John Ward Army E-05Sergeant Pecos River, Texas 25 Apr 1875 With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.
Lewis Warrington Army O-02First Lieutenant Muchague Valley, Texas 8 Dec 1874 Gallantry in a combat with 5 Indians.
James C. Watson Army E-04Corporal Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Gallantry in action.
Joseph Watson Army E-01Private Near Picacho Mountain, Arizona 4 Jun 1869 Killed an Indian warrior and captured his arms.
Andrew J. Weaher Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Paul H. Weinert Army E-04Corporal Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota 29 Dec 1890 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.
Enoch R. Weiss Army E-01Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona 20 Oct 1869 Gallantry in action with Indians.
Charles H. Welch Army E-05Sergeant Little Big Horn, Montana 25-26 Jun 1876 Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Michael Welch Army E-05Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 5 Oct 1870 Gallantry in action.
Frank West Army O-02First Lieutenant Big Dry Wash, Arizona 17 Jul 1882 Rallied his command and led it in the advance against the enemy's fortifled position.
Patton G. Whitehead Army E-01Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Gallantry in action.
Jacob Widmer Army First Sergeant Milk River, Colo. 29 Sep 1879 Volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.
Wilber E. Wilder Army O-02First Lieutenant Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico 23 Apr 1882 Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.
Henry Wilkens Army First Sergeant Little Muddy Creek, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho 7 May 1877 and 20 Aug 1877 Bravery in actions with Indians.
Moses Williams Army First Sergeant foothills of the Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico 16 Aug 1881 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.
Henry Wills Army E-01Private Near Fort Selden, New Mexico 8-11 Jul 1873 Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry Services against hostile Indians.
Benjamin Wilson Army E-01Private Wichita River, Texas 5 Oct 1870 Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Charles Wilson Army E-04Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana 21 Oct 1876 to 8 Jan 1877 Company H, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Milden H. Wilson Army E-05Sergeant Big Hole, Montana 9 Aug 1877 Company I, 7th U.S. Infantry 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.
William Wilson Army E-05Sergeant Colorado Valley, Texas 28 Mar 1872 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry (1st award) In pursuit of a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.
William Wilson Army E-05Sergeant Red River, Texas 29 Sep 1872 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry (2nd award) Distinguished conduct in action with Indians.
William O. Wilson Army E-04Corporal Sioux Campaign 1890 Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry Bravery.
Charles Windolph Army E-01Private Little Big Horn, Montana 25-26 Jun 1876 Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry With 3 comrades, during the entire engagement, courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
Claron A. Windus Army Bugler Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
William Winterbottom Army E-05Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 12 Jul 1870 Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Joseph Witcome Army E-01Private Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Leonard Wood Army Assistant Surgeon In Apache campaign Summer of 1886 Army Voluntarily carried dispatches through hostile territory and assumed command of a detachment in pursuit of Geronimo's band.
Zachariah Woodall Army E-05Sergeant Wichita River, Texas 12 Sep 1874 Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry 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.
Brent Woods Army E-05Sergeant New Mexico 19 Aug 1881 Company B, 9th U.S. Cavalry Saved the lives of his comrades and citizens of the detachment.
George G. Wortman Army E-05Sergeant Arizona Aug to Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

Y

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
John P. Yount Army E-01Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona 5 May 1871 Gallantry in action with Indians.

Z

Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Hermann Ziegner Army E-01Private Wounded Knee Creek and White Clay Creek, South Dakota 29-30 Dec 1890 Conspicuous bravery

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