List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars

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Indian Wars is the name generally used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between the colonial or federal government and the native people of North America.

The wars, which ranged from the 17th-century (King Philip's War, King William's War, and Queen Anne's War at the opening of the 18th century) to the Leech Lake uprising in 1898, generally resulted in the opening of Native American lands to further colonization, the conquest of American Indians and their assimilation, or forced relocation to Indian reservations.

The Indian Wars comprised a series of smaller wars. American Indians, diverse peoples with their own distinct tribal histories, were no more a single people than the Europeans. Living in societies organized in a variety of ways, American Indians usually made decisions about war and peace at the local level, though they sometimes fought as part of formal alliances, such as the Iroquois Confederation, or in temporary confederacies inspired by leaders such as Tecumseh.

Medal of Honor[edit]

Main article: Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.[1]

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
George Emerson Albee.jpg Albee, George E.George E. Albee Army First Lieutenant Brazos River, Texas Oct 28, 1869 41st U.S. Infantry Attacked with 2 men a force of 11 Indians, drove them from the hills, and reconnoitered the country beyond.
Alchesay.jpg Alchesay, WilliamWilliam Alchesay Army Sergeant Arizona Territory Winter of 1872–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Allen, WilliamWilliam Allen Army First Sergeant Turret Mountain, Arizona Mar 27, 1873 Company I, 23d U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Anderson, JamesJames Anderson Army Private Wichita River, Texas Oct 5, 1870 Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry during the pursuit and fight with Indians.
Edgar L Aston.jpg Aston, Edgar R.Edgar R. Aston Army Private San Carlos, Arizona May 30, 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry With two others men, voluntarily scouted hostile terrain to find a wagon passage and held off an Apache attack
Austin, William G.William G. Austin Army Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 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.
Ayers, James F.James F. Ayers Army Private Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry Rapid pursuit, gallantry, energy, and enterprise in an engagement with Indians.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
John B Babcock.jpg Babcock, John B.John B. Babcock Army First Lieutenant Spring Creek, Nebraska May 16, 1869 5th U.S. Cavalry Led his men in their defense against an attack by a superior force of Indians.
Bailey, James E.James E. Bailey Army Sergeant Winter of 1872–73 Company E, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
George William Baird.jpg Baird, George W.George W. Baird Army First Lieutenant and Adjutant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 5th U.S. Infantry Most distinguished gallantry in action with the Nez Perce Indians.
Baker, JohnJohn Baker Army Musician Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 1877 Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in engagements.
Frank D. Baldwin Baldwin, Frank D.Frank D. Baldwin Army First Lieutenant McClellans Creek, Texas Nov 8, 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.
Bancroft, NeilNeil Bancroft Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry Brought water for the wounded under a most galling fire.
Will Croft Barnes.jpg Barnes, Will C.Will C. Barnes Army Private First Class Fort Apache, Arizona Sep 11, 1881 Signal Corps Bravery in action in Arizona. The Army Reserve center in Phoenix, Arizona is named for him.
Barrett, RichardRichard Barrett Army First Sergeant Sycamore Canyon, Arizona May 23, 1872 Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry Conspicuous gallantry in a charge upon the Tonto Apaches.
Clay Beauford.jpg Beauford, ClayClay Beauford Army First Sergeant Army Winter of 1872–73 Company B, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Bell, James J.James J. Bell Army Private Big Horn, Montana Jul 9, 1875 Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at the imminent risk of his life.
Bergendahl, FrederickFrederick Bergendahl Army Private Staked Plains, Texas Dec 8, 1874 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.
Bertram, HeinrichHeinrich Bertram Army Corporal Arizona 1868 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Bessey, Charles A.Charles A. Bessey Army Corporal Near Elkhorn Creek, Wyoming Jan 13, 1877 Company A, 3rd U.S. Cavalry Led his men in a defense against an Indian attack, helped the wounded although wounded himself
Bishop, DanielDaniel Bishop Army Sergeant Turret Mountain, Arizona Mar 25, 1873 Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in engagements.
Blair, JamesJames Blair Army First Sergeant Army Winter of 1872–73 Company I, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Blanquet, Blanquet Army Indian Scout Army Winter of 1872–73 Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Bowden, SamuelSamuel Bowden Army Corporal Wichita River, Texas Oct 5, 1870 Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in pursuit of and fight with Indians.
Bowman, AlonzoAlonzo Bowman Army Sergeant Cibicu Creek, Arizona Aug 30, 1881 Company D, 6th U.S. Cavalry Conspicuous and extraordinary bravery in attacking mutinous scouts.
Boyne, ThomasThomas Boyne Army Sergeant Mimbres Mountains, N. Mex. and Cuchillo Negro River near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico May 29, 1879 and Sep 27, 1879 Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
Bradbury, SanfordSanford Bradbury Army First Sergeant Hell Canyon, Arizona Jul 3, 1869 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Conspicuous gallantry in action.
Branagan, EdwardEdward Branagan Army Private Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Brant, Abram B.Abram B. Brant  Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry Brought water for the wounded under a most galling fire.
Bratling, FrankFrank Bratling  Army Corporal Near Fort Selden, New Mexico Jul 8, 1873 – Jul 11, 1873 Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry Services against hostile Indians.
Loyd Brett.jpg Brett, Lloyd M.Lloyd M. Brett Army Second Lieutenant O'Fallons Creek, Montana Apr 1, 1880 2nd U.S. Cavalry Fearless exposure and dashing bravery in cutting off the Indians' pony herd, thereby greatly crippling the hostiles.
Brogan, JamesJames Brogan Army Sergeant Simon Valley, Arizona Dec 14, 1877 Company G, 6th U.S. Cavalry Engaged singlehanded 2 renegade Indians until his horse was shot under him and then pursued them so long as he was able.
Brophy, JamesJames Brophy Army Private Arizona 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Brown, BenjaminBenjamin Brown Army Sergeant Arizona May 11, 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.
Brown, JamesJames Brown Army Sergeant Davidson Canyon near Camp Crittenden, Arizona Aug 27, 1872 Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry In command of a detachment of 4 men defeated a superior force.
Brown, Lorenzo D.Lorenzo D. Brown Army Private Big Hole, Montana Aug 9, 1877 Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry After having been severely wounded in right shoulder, continued to do duty in a most courageous manner.
William C Bryan.jpg Bryan, William C.William C. Bryan Army Hospital Steward Powder River, Wyoming Mar 17, 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.jpg Burkard, OscarOscar Burkard Army Private Battle of Sugar Point, Leech Lake, Minnesota Oct 5, 1898 Hospital Corps Tended Wounded under fire; last Medal of Honor awarded for Indian Wars.
Burke, Patrick J.Patrick J. Burke Army Farrier Arizona 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Burke, RichardRichard Burke Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 1877 Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in engagements.
George Ritter Burnett.jpg Burnett, George R.George R. Burnett Army Second Lieutenant Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico Aug 16, 1881 2nd US Cavalry 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.
EdmondButler.jpg Butler, EdmondEdmond Butler Army Captain Wolf Mountains, Montana Jan 8, 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry Most distinguished gallantry in action with hostile Indians.
Byrne, DenisDenis Byrne Army Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 1877 Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in engagements.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Cable, JosephJoseph Cable Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 1877 Company I, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Thomas J. Callan.jpg Callan, Thomas J.Thomas J. Callan Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 – Jun 26, 1876 Company B, 7th US Cavalry Displayed conspicuously good conduct in assisting to drive away the Indians
Surname misspelled "Callen" on citation
Calvert, James S.James S. Calvert Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 1877 Company C, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Canfield, HethHeth Canfield Army Private Little Blue, Nebraska May 15, 1870 Company C, 2nd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
LouisHCarpenter.jpg Carpenter, Louis H.Louis H. Carpenter Army Captain Indian campaigns, Kansas and Colorado Sep 1868 – Oct 1868 Company H, 10th US Cavalry 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
Carr, JohnJohn Carr Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 29, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Carroll, ThomasThomas Carroll Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company L, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Carter, GeorgeGeorge Carter Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
MasonCarter.jpg Carter, MasonMason Carter Army First Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 5th US Cavalry Led a charge under a galling fire, in which he inflicted great loss upon the enemy.
Robert G Carter MOH.jpg Carter, Robert G.Robert G. Carter Army Second Lieutenant On Brazos, River, Texas Oct 10, 1871 4th US Cavalry 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 Harding Carter.jpg Carter, William H.William H. Carter Army First Lieutenant Cibicu, Arizona Aug 30, 1881 6th US Cavalry Rescued, with the voluntary assistance of 2 soldiers, the wounded from under a heavy fire.
James S. Casey Casey, James S.James S. Casey Army Captain Wolf Mountain, Montana Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th US Infantry Led his command in a successful charge against superior numbers of the enemy strongly posted.
Chapman, AmosAmos Chapman Army Civilian Scout Washita River, Texas Sep 12, 1874 "Gallantry in action." Was one of fewer than 10 civilians in history to receive the Medal of Honor. All four cavalry troopers and two civilian scouts in Zachariah T. Woodall's courier detail were awarded the Medal of Honor for this hours-long battle along the Washita River (some texts say Wichita River, a more southerly tributary of the same Red River of the South watershed).
Benjamin Cheever.jpg Cheever, Jr., Benjamin H.Benjamin H. Cheever, Jr. Army First Lieutenant White River, South Dakota Jan 1, 1891 6th US Cavalry Headed the advance across White River partly frozen, in a spirited movement to the effective assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
Chiquito, Chiquito Army Indian Scout Army Winter of 1871–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Clancy, John E.John E. Clancy Army Musician Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company E, 1st US Artillery Twice voluntarily rescued wounded comrades under fire of the enemy.
Clark, WilfredWilfred Clark Army Private Big Hole, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho Aug 9, 1877 and Aug 20, 1877 Company L, 2nd US Cavalry Conspicuous gallantry, especial skill as sharpshooter.
PowhatanHenryClarkeCROP.jpg Clarke, Powhatan H.Powhatan H. Clarke Army Second Lieutenant Pinito Mountains, Sonora, Mex. May 3, 1886 10th US Cavalry 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.
Cody-Buffalo-Bill-LOC.jpg Cody, William F.William F. Cody Army Civilian Scout Platte River, Nebraska Apr 26, 1872 Civilian Scout with 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action." Later known as the legendary westerner and showman Buffalo Bill Cody.
John W. Comfort.jpg Comfort, John W.John W. Comfort Army Corporal Staked Plains, Texas Nov 5, 1874 Company A, 4th US Cavalry Ran down and killed an Indian.
Connor, JohnJohn Connor Army Corporal Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company H, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Coonrod, AquillaAquilla Coonrod Army Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 1877 Company C, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Corcoran, MichaelMichael Corcoran Army Corporal Agua Fria River, Arizona Aug 25, 1869 Company E, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Coruxtechodish Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish Army Sergeant Republican River, Kansas Jul 8, 1869 Pawnee Scouts Also known as "Mad Bear"
Craig, Samuel H.Samuel H. Craig Army Sergeant Santa Cruz Mountains, Mex. May 15, 1886 Company D, 4th US Cavalry Conspicuous gallantry during an attack on a hostile Apache Indian Camp; seriously wounded.
Crandall, CharlesCharles Crandall Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Crist, JohnJohn Crist Army Sergeant Arizona Nov 26, 1869 Company L, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Benjamin C. Criswell.jpg Criswell, Benjamin C.Benjamin C. Criswell Army Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company B, 7th US Cavalry 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.png Cruse, ThomasThomas Cruse Army Second Lieutenant Big Dry Fork, Arizona Jul 17, 1882 6th US Cavalry 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.jpg Cubberly, William G.William G. Cubberly Army Private San Carlos, Arizona May 30, 1868 Company L, 8th US 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 Apache who were successfully held at bay.
Cunningham, CharlesCharles Cunningham Army Corporal Little Big Horn River, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company B, 7th US Cavalry Declined to leave the line when wounded in the neck during heavy fire and fought bravely all next day.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Daily, CharlesCharles Daily Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Daniels, James T.James T. Daniels Army Sergeant Arizona Mar 7, 1890 Company L, 4th US Cavalry Untiring energy and cool gallantry under fire in an engagement with Apache Indians.
Dawson, MichaelMichael Dawson Army Trumpeter Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Matthias W. Day.jpg Day, Matthias W.Matthias W. Day Army Second Lieutenant Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico Sep 18, 1879 9th US Cavalry Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.
Day, William L.William L. Day Army First Sergeant Army 1872–73 Company E, 5th US Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
De Armond, WilliamWilliam De Armond  Army Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 – Sep 11, 1874 Company I, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Deary, GeorgeGeorge Deary Army Sergeant Apache Creek, Arizona Apr 2, 1874 Company L, 5th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Deetline, FrederickFrederick Deetline Army Blacksmith Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company D, 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
John Denny.jpg Denny, JohnJohn Denny Army Sergeant Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico Sep 18, 1879 Company B, 9th US Cavalry Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.
Dickens, Charles H.Charles H. Dickens Army Corporal Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Billydixon.jpg Dixon, WilliamWilliam Dixon Army Civilian Scout Wichita River, Texas Sep 12, 1874 Civilian Scout "Gallantry in action." Was one of fewer than ten civilians in history to receive the Medal of Honor. All four cavalry troopers and two civilian scouts in Zachariah T. Woodall's courier detail were awarded the Medal of Honor for this hours-long battle along the Washita River (some texts say Wichita River, a more southerly tributary of the same Red River of the South watershed).
Francis Safford Dodge.jpg Dodge, Francis S.Francis S. Dodge Army Captain Near White River Agency, Colorado Sep 29, 1879 Company D, 9th US Cavalry 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.
Donahue, John L.John L. Donahue Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Donavan, CorneliusCornelius Donavan Army Sergeant Agua Fria River, Arizona Aug 25, 1869 Company E, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Donelly, John S.John S. Donelly Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 1877 Company G, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action"
Doshier, James B.James B. Doshier Army Civilian Post Guide Holliday Creek, Texas; Little Wichita River Oct 5, 1870 "Gallantry in action" and on the march.
Dougherty, WilliamWilliam Dougherty Army Blacksmith Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Dowling, JamesJames Dowling Army Corporal Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Edwards, William D.William D. Edwards Army First Sergeant Big Hole, Montana Aug 9, 1877 Company F, 7th US Infantry Bravery in action
Eldridge, George H.George H. Eldridge Army Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company C, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Elsatsoosu, Elsatsoosu Army Corporal Arizona Winter of 1872–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Elwood, Edwin L.Edwin L. Elwood Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Robert Temple Emmet.jpg Emmet, Robert T.Robert T. Emmet Army Second Lieutenant Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico Sep 18, 1879 Troop G, 9th US Cavalry 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.
Evans, WilliamWilliam Evans Army Private Big Horn, Montana Jul 9, 1876 Company E, 7th US Infantry Carried dispatches to Brig. Gen. Crook through a country occupied by Sioux.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Pompei Factor- medal of honor 1875.jpg Factor, PompeyPompey Factor Army Private Pecos River, Texas Apr 25, 1875 Indian Scouts With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.
Falcott, HenryHenry Falcott Army Sergeant Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Farren, DanielDaniel Farren Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Feaster, MosheimMosheim Feaster Army Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry Extraordinary gallantry.
James Fegan illustration from Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor.jpg Fegan, JamesJames Fegan Army Sergeant 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.
Ferrari, GeorgeGeorge Ferrari Army Corporal Red Creek, Arizona Sep 23, 1869 Company D, 8th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Fichter, HermannHermann Fichter Army Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona May 5, 1871 Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Foley, John H.John H. Foley Army Sergeant Loupe Fork, Platte River, Nebraska Apr 26, 1872 Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Folly, William H.William H. Folly Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Foran, NicholasNicholas Foran Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Forsyth, Thomas H.Thomas H. Forsyth Army First Sergeant Powder River, Wyoming Nov 25, 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.
Foster, WilliamWilliam Foster Army Sergeant Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Freemeyer, ChristopherChristopher Freemeyer Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company D, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Gardiner, Peter W.Peter W. Gardiner Army Private Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th US Cavalry 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.
Garland, HarryHarry Garland Army Corporal Little Muddy Creek, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho May 7, 1877 and Aug 29, 1877 Company L, 2nd US Cavalry "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 Albert Garlington 1911.jpg Garlington, Ernest A.Ernest A. Garlington Army First Lieutenant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 7th U.S. Cavalry Distinguished gallantry.
Gates, GeorgeGeorge Gates Army Bugler Picacho Mountain, Arizona Jun 4, 1869 Company F, 8th US Cavalry Killed an Indian warrior and captured his arms.
Gay, Thomas H.Thomas H. Gay Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Geiger, GeorgeGeorge Geiger Army Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company H, 7th United States Cavalry With 3 comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
Georgian, JohnJohn Georgian Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in action.
Gerber, Frederick W.Frederick W. Gerber Army Sergeant Major Army 1839–71 U.S. Engineers Distinguished gallantry in many actions and in recognition of long, faithful, and meritorious services covering a period of 32 years.
Given, John J.John J. Given  Army Corporal Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company K, 6th US Cavalry Bravery in action.
Glawinski, AlbertAlbert Glawinski Army Blacksmith Powder River, Montana Mar 17, 1876 Company M, 3rd US Cavalry During a retreat he selected exposed positions, he was part of the rear guard.
Thaddeus Brown Glover.jpg Glover, Thaddeus B.Thaddeus B. Glover Army Sergeant Mizpah Creek, Mont. and Pumpkin Creek, Montana Apr 10, 1879 and Feb 10, 1880 Company B, 2nd US Cavalry While in charge of small scouting parties, fought, charged, surrounded, and captured war parties of Sioux Indians.
Glynn, MichaelMichael Glynn Army Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona Jul 13, 1872 Company F, 5th US Cavalry Drove off, singlehanded, 8 hostile Indians, killing and wounding 5.
Edward Settle Godfrey.jpg Godfrey, Edward S.Edward S. Godfrey Army Captain Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 7th US Cavalry Led his command into action when he was severely wounded.
Golden, PatrickPatrick Golden Army Sergeant Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
TheodoreGoldin.jpg Goldin, Theodore W.Theodore W. Goldin Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 26, 1876 Company G, 7th US Cavalry One of a party of volunteers who, under a heavy fire from the Indians, went for and brought water to the wounded .
Goodman, DavidDavid Goodman Army Private Lyry Creek, Arizona Oct 14, 1869 Company L, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in action.
Grant, GeorgeGeorge Grant Army Sergeant Fort Phil Kearny to Fort C. F. Smith, Dakota Territory Feb 1867 Company E, 18th U.S. Infantry Bravery, energy, and perseverance, involving much suffering and privation through attacks by hostile Indians, deep snows, etc., while voluntarily carrying dispatches.
Greaves, ClintonClinton Greaves Army Corporal Florida Mountains, New Mexico Jan 24, 1877 Company C, 9th US Cavalry 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 .
Green, Francis C.Francis C. Green Army Sergeant Arizona 1868–69 Company K, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in action.
John Green Green, JohnJohn Green Army Major First Battle of the Stronghold Jan 17, 1873 1st US Cavalry 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.
Gresham, John C.John C. Gresham Army First Lieutenant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily led a party into a ravine to dislodge Sioux Indians concealed therein. He was wounded during this action.
Grimes, Edward P.Edward P. Grimes Army Sergeant Milk River, Colo. Sep 29, 1879 – Oct 5, 1879 Company F, 5th US Cavalry 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.
Gunther, JacobJacob Gunther Army Corporal Arizona 1868–69 Company E, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Haddoo, JohnJohn Haddoo Army Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company B, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Hall, JohnJohn Hall Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians
Hall, William P.William P. Hall Army First Lieutenant Near Camp on White River, Colo. Oct 20, 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.
Hamilton, FrankFrank Hamilton Army Private Agua Fria River, Arizona Aug 25, 1869 Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Hamilton, Mathew H.Mathew H. Hamilton Army Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company G, 7th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
Hanley, Richard P.Richard P. Hanley Army Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana Jun 25, 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.
Harding, Mosher A.Mosher A. Harding Army Blacksmith Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry Gallantry in action.
John Harrington.jpg Harrington, JohnJohn Harrington Army Private Wichita River, Texas Sep 12, 1874 Company H, 6th US Cavalry While carrying dispatches was attacked by 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. All four cavalry troopers and two civilian scouts in Zachariah T. Woodall's courier detail were awarded the Medal of Honor for this hours-long battle along the Wichita River (some texts say Washita River, a more northerly tributary of the same Red River of the South watershed).
Harris, Charles D.Charles D. Harris Army Sergeant Red Creek, Arizona Sep 23, 1869 Company D, 8th US Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Harris, David W.David W. Harris Army Private Little Big Horn River, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company A, 7th US Cavalry Brought water to the wounded, at great danger to his life, under a most galling fire from the enemy.
Harris, William M.William M. Harris Army Private Little Big Horn River, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company D, 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire of the enemy.
Hartzog, Joshija B.Joshija B. Hartzog Army Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company E, 1st US Artillery 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.
Haupt, PaulPaul Haupt Army Corporal Hell Canyon, Arizona Jul 3, 1869 Company L, 8th US Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Hawthorne, Harry L.Harry L. Hawthorne Army Second Lieutenant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 2nd U.S. Artillery Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians .
Hay, Fred S.Fred S. Hay Army Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 Company I, 5th US Infantry Gallantry in action.
Heartery, RichardRichard Heartery Army Private Cibicu, Arizona Aug 30, 1881 Company D, 6th US Cavalry Bravery in action.
Heise, ClamorClamor Heise Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Herron, LeanderLeander Herron Army Corporal Near Fort Dodge, Kansas Sep 2, 1868 Company A, 3rd US Infantry 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.
Heyl, Charles H.Charles H. Heyl Army Second Lieutenant Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska Apr 28, 1876 23rd US Infantry Voluntarily, and with most conspicuous gallantry, charged with 3 men upon 6 Indians who were entrenched upon a hillside.
Higgins, Thomas P.Thomas P. Higgins Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Hill, Frank E.Frank E. Hill Army Sergeant Date Creek, Arizona Sep 8, 1872 Company E, 5th US Cavalry Secured the person of a hostile Apache Chief, although while holding the chief he was severely wounded in the back by another Indian
Hill, James M.James M. Hill Army First Sergeant Turret Mountain, Arizona Mar 25, 1873 Company A, 5th US Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Hillock, Marvin C.Marvin C. Hillock Army Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company B, 7th US Cavalry Distinguished bravery.
Himmelsback, MichaelMichael Himmelsback Army Private Little Blue, Nebraska May 15, 1870 Company C, 2nd US Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Hinemann, LehmannLehmann Hinemann Army Sergeant Army Winter of 1872–73 Company L, 1st US Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Hobday, GeorgeGeorge Hobday Army Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company A, 7th US Cavalry Conspicuous and gallant conduct in battle.
Hogan, HenryHenry Hogan Army First Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry (1st award) Gallantry in actions.
Hogan, HenryHenry Hogan Army First Sergeant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 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.
Holden, HenryHenry Holden Army Private Battle of the Little Bighorn June 25, 1876 Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry Brought up ammunition under a galling fire from the enemy.
Holland, DavidDavid Holland Army Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th US Infantry Gallantry in actions
Hooker, GeorgeGeorge Hooker  Army Private Tonto Creek, Arizona Jan 22, 1873 Company K, 5th US Cavalry Gallantry in action in which he was killed.
Hoover, SamuelSamuel Hoover Army Bugler Santa Maria Mountains, Arizona May 6, 1873 Company A, 1st Cavalry Gallantry in action, also services as trailer in May 1872.
Hornaday, SimpsonSimpson Hornaday Army Private Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th Cavalry 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
Robert Lee HowzeClass1888.jpg Howze, Robert LeeRobert Lee Howze Army Second Lieutenant White River, South Dakota Jan 1, 1891 6th Cavalry Regiment (United States) Bravery in action.
Hubbard, ThomasThomas Hubbard Army Private Little Blue, Nebraska May 15, 1870 Company C, 2nd US Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Huff, James W.James W. Huff Army Private Army Winter of 1872–73 Company L, 1st US Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
EliHuggins.jpg Huggins, Eli L.Eli L. Huggins Army Captain O'Fallons Creek, Montana Apr 1, 1880 2nd US Cavalry Surprised the Indians in their strong position and fought them until dark with great boldness.
Charles Frederic Humphrey.jpg Humphrey, Sr., Charles F.Charles F. Humphrey, Sr. Army First Lieutenant Clearwater, Idaho Jul 11, 1877 4th US Artillery 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
Hunt, Fred O.Fred O. Hunt Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th Infantry Gallantry in actions.
Hutchinson, Rufus D.Rufus D. Hutchinson Army Sergeant Little Big Horn River, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company B, 7th US Cavalry 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.
Hyde, Henry J.Henry J. Hyde Army Sergeant Army Winter of 1872–73 Company M, 1st US Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
American officer James Jackson after retirement.jpg Jackson, JamesJames Jackson Army Captain Camas Meadows, Idaho Aug 20, 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
James, JohnJohn James Army Corporal Upper Wichita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 – Sep 11, 1874 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Jarvis, FrederickFrederick Jarvis Army Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in action.
Jetter, BernhardBernhard Jetter Army Sergeant Sioux campaign Dec 1890 Company K, 7th U.S. Cavalry Distinguished bravery.
Jim, Jim Army Sergeant Army Winter of 1871–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Henry Johnson, MOH.jpg Johnson, HenryHenry Johnson Army Sergeant Milk River, Colo. Oct 2, 1879 – Oct 5, 1879 Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry Buffalo Soldier. Voluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at close range made the rounds of the pits to instruct the guards, fought his way to the creek and back to bring water to the wounded.
Johnston, EdwardEdward Johnston Army Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in action.
Jones, William H.William H. Jones Army Farrier Little Muddy Creek, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho May 7, 1877 and Aug 20, 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 (MOH).jpg Jordan, GeorgeGeorge Jordan Army Sergeant Fort Tularosa, N. Mex. and Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico May 14, 1880 and Aug 12, 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.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Kay, JohnJohn Kay Army Private Arizona Oct 21, 1868 Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Brought a comrade, severely wounded, from under the fire of a large party of the enemy.
Keating, DanielDaniel Keating Army Corporal Wichita River, Texas Oct 5, 1870 Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action" and in pursuit of Indians.
Keenan, Bartholomew T.Bartholomew T. Keenan Army Trumpeter Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Keenan, JohnJohn Keenan Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Kelley, CharlesCharles Kelley Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Kelly, John J. H.John J. H. Kelly Army Corporal Upper Wichita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Kelly, ThomasThomas Kelly Army Private Upper Wichita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Kelsay, Kelsay Army Indian Scout Unknown Winter of 1872–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Kennedy, PhilipPhilip Kennedy Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Kerr, John BrownJohn Brown Kerr Army Captain White River, South Dakota Jan 1, 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.
Kerrigan, ThomasThomas Kerrigan Army Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Kilmartin, JohnJohn Kilmartin Army Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona May 5, 1871 Company F, 3rd U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Kirk, JohnJohn Kirk Army First Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Kirkwood, John A.John A. Kirkwood Army Sergeant Slim Buttes, Dakota Territory Sep 9, 1876 Company M, 3rd U.S. Cavalry Bravely endeavored to dislodge some Sioux Indians secreted in a ravine.
George K. Kitchen.jpg Kitchen, George K.George K. Kitchen Army Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Knaak, AlbertAlbert Knaak Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Knight, Joseph F.Joseph F. Knight Army Sergeant White River, South Dakota Jan 1, 1891 Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry Led the advance in a spirited movement to the assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
Knox, John W.John W. Knox Army Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Koelpin, WilliamWilliam Koelpin Army Sergeant Upper Wichita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Kosoha, Kosoha Army Indian Scout Army Winter of 1872–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Kreher, WendelinWendelin Kreher  Army First Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Kyle, JohnJohn Kyle Army Corporal Near Republican River, Kansas Jul 8, 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.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
David Larkin Larkin, DavidDavid Larkin Army Farrier Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Lawrence, JamesJames Lawrence Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Sgt John S. Lawton.jpg Lawton, John S.John S. Lawton Army Sergeant Milk River, Colorado Sep 29, 1879 Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry Coolness and steadiness under fire; volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.
Lenihan, JamesJames Lenihan Army Private Clear Creek, Arizona Jan 2, 1873 Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Leonard, Patrick J.Patrick J. Leonard Army Sergeant Little Blue, Nebraska May 15, 1870 Company C, 2nd U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Leonard, Patrick T.Patrick T. Leonard Army Corporal Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska Apr 28, 1876 Company A, 23d U.S. Infantry Gallantry in charge on hostile Sioux.
Leonard, WilliamWilliam Leonard Army Private Muddy Creek, Montana May 7, 1877 Company L, 2nd U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
William B. Lewis.jpg Lewis, William B.William B. Lewis Army Sergeant Bluff Station, Wyoming Jan 20, 1877 – Jan 22, 1877 Company B, 3rd US Cavalry Bravery in skirmish.
Little, ThomasThomas Little Army Bugler Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Lohnes, Francis W.Francis W. Lohnes Army Private Gilmans Ranch, Nebraska May 12, 1865 Company H, 1st Nebraska Veterans Cavalry Gallantry in defending Government property against Indians.
Oscar Fitzalan Long.png Long, Oscar F.Oscar F. Long Army Second Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 5th U.S. Infantry 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.
Lowthers, JamesJames Lowthers Army Private Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th US Cavalry 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.
Loyd, GeorgeGeorge Loyd Army Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company I, 7th US Cavalry Bravery, especially after having been severely wounded through the lung.
Lytle, Leonidas S.Leonidas S. Lytle Army Sergeant Near Fort Selden, New Mexico Jul 8, 1873 – Jul 11, 1873 Company C, 8th US Cavalry Services against hostile Indians.
Lytton, Jeptha L.Jeptha L. Lytton Army Corporal Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska Apr 28, 1876 Company A, 23rd US Infantry Gallantry in charge on hostile Sioux.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Machol, Machol Army Private Arizona 1872–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaign and engagements with Apaches.
Mahers, HerbertHerbert Mahers Army Private Seneca Mountain, Arizona Aug 25, 1869 Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
John C. Gresham.jpg Mahoney, GregoryGregory Mahoney Army Private Near Red River, Texas Sep 26, 1874 – Sep 28, 1874 Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.
Martin, PatrickPatrick Martin Army Sergeant Castle Dome and Santa Maria Mountains, Arizona Jun 1873 – Jul 1873 Company G, 5th U.S. Cavalry Gallant services in operations of Capt. James Burns, 5th U.S. Cavalry.
Matthews, David A.David A. Matthews Army Corporal Arizona 1868–69 Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Marion Perry Maus.JPG Maus, Marion P.Marion P. Maus Army First Lieutenant Sierra Madre Mountains, Mexico Jan 11, 1886 1st U.S. Infantry Most distinguished gallantry in action with hostile Apaches led by Geronimo and Natchez.
May, JohnJohn May Army Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Isaiah Mays.jpg Mays, IsaiahIsaiah Mays Army Corporal Arizona May 11, 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.
McBride, BernardBernard McBride Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
William McBryar, USV.jpg McBryar, WilliamWilliam McBryar Army Sergeant Arizona Mar 7, 1890 Company K, 10th U.S. Cavalry Distinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians.
McCabe, WilliamWilliam McCabe Army Private Near Red River, Texas Sep 26, 1874 – Sep 28, 1874 Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.
McCann, BernardBernard McCann  Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company F, 22d U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Michael McCarthy McCarthy, Michael M.Michael M. McCarthy Army First Sergeant White Bird Canyon, Idaho Jun 1876 – 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 John McClernand.png McClernand, Edward J.Edward J. McClernand Army Second Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 2d U.S. Cavalry Gallantly attacked a band of hostiles and conducted the combat with excellent skill and boldness.
McCormick, MichaelMichael McCormick Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action" .
McDonald, Franklin M.Franklin M. McDonald Army Private Near Fort Griffin, Texas Aug 5, 1872 Company G, 11th U.S. Infantry Gallantry in defeating Indians who attacked the mail.
McDonald, JamesJames McDonald Army Corporal Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
McDonald, RobertRobert McDonald Army First Lieutenant Wolf Mountain, Montana Jan 8, 1877 5th U.S. Infantry Led his command in a successful charge against superior numbers of hostile Indians, strongly posted.
McGann, Michael A.Michael A. McGann Army First Sergeant Rosebud River, Montana Jun 17, 1876 Company F, 3rd U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
McGar, OwenOwen McGar Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
McHugh, JohnJohn McHugh Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action"
McKinley, DanielDaniel McKinley Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
McLennon, JohnJohn McLennon Army Musician Big Hole, Montana Aug 9, 1877 Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
McLoughlin, MichaelMichael McLoughlin Army Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
McMasters, Henry A.Henry A. McMasters  Army Corporal Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company A, 4th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
McMillan, Albert W.Albert W. McMillan Army Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company E, 7th US Cavalry 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.
McNally, JamesJames McNally Army First Sergeant Arizona 1868–69 Company E, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
McNamara, WilliamWilliam McNamara Army First Sergeant Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company F, 4th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
McPhelan, RobertRobert McPhelan Army Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company E, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
McVeagh, Charles H.Charles H. McVeagh Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Meaher, NicholasNicholas Meaher Army Corporal Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Mechlin, Henry W. B.Henry W. B. Mechlin Army Blacksmith Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company H, 7th US Cavalry With 3 comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
Merrill, JohnJohn Merrill Army Sergeant Milk River, Colorado Sep 29, 1879 Company F, 5th US Cavalry Though painfully wounded, he remained on duty and rendered gallant and valuable service.
Miller, Daniel H.Daniel H. Miller Army Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona May 5, 1871 Company F, 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Miller, GeorgeGeorge Miller Army Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company H, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Miller, George W.George W. Miller Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Mitchell, JohnJohn Mitchell Army First Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 – Sep 11, 1874 Company I, 5th US Infantry Gallantry in engagement with Indians.
Mitchell, John J.John J. Mitchell Army Corporal Hell Canyon, Arizona Jul 3, 1869 Company L, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Montrose, Charles H.Charles H. Montrose Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company I, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Moquin, GeorgeGeorge Moquin Army Corporal Milk River, Colorado Sep 29, 1879 – Oct 5, 1879 Company F, 5th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Moran, JohnJohn Moran Army Private Seneca Mountain, Arizona Aug 25, 1869 Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
George Horace Morgan.png Morgan, George H.George H. Morgan Army Second Lieutenant Big Dry Fork, Arizona Jul 17, 1882 3rd US Cavalry Gallantly held his ground at a critical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy (hostile Indians) until he was disabled by a shot.
Moriarity, JohnJohn Moriarity Army Sergeant Arizona 1868–69 Company E, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Morris, James L.James L. Morris Army First Sergeant Near Fort Selden, New Mexico Jul 8, 1873 – Jul 11, 1873 Company C, 8th US Cavalry Services against hostile Indians.
Morris, William W.William W. Morris Army Corporal Upper Washita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 – Sep 11, 1874 Company H, 6th US Cavalry Gallantry in engagement with Indians.
Mott, JohnJohn Mott Army Sergeant Whetstone Mountains, Arizona May 5, 1871 Company F, 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Myles Moylan.jpg Moylan, MylesMyles Moylan Army Captain Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 7th US Cavalry Gallantly led his command in action against Nez Perce Indians until he was severely wounded.
Murphy, EdwardEdward Murphy Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."[2]
Murphy, Edward F.Edward F. Murphy Army Corporal Milk River, Colorado Sep 29, 1879 Company D, 5th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."[3]
Jeremiah Murphy.jpeg Murphy, Jeremiah J.Jeremiah J. Murphy Army Private Powder River, Montana Mar 17, 1876 Company M, 3rd US Cavalry Being the only member of his picket not disabled, he attempted to save a wounded comrade.
Murphy, PhilipPhilip Murphy Army Corporal Seneca Mountain, Arizona Aug 25, 1869 Company F, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Murphy, ThomasThomas Murphy Army Corporal Seneca Mountain, Arizona Aug 25, 1869 Company F, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Murray, ThomasThomas Murray Army Sergeant Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company B, 7th US Cavalry Brought up the pack train, and on the second day the rations, under a heavy fire from the enemy.
Myers, FredFred Myers Army Sergeant White River, South Dakota Jan 1, 1891 Company K, 6th US Cavalry With 5 men repelled a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to recapture it.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Nannasaddie, Nannasaddie Army Indian Scout Army 1872–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Nantaje, Nantaje Army Indian Scout Army 1872–73 Indian Scouts Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches. Name sometimes spelled "Nantahe".
Neal, Solon D.Solon D. Neal Army Private Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Neder, AdamAdam Neder Army Private Sioux campaign Dec 1890 Company A, 7th U.S. Cavalry Distinguished bravery.
Neilon, Frederick S.Frederick S. Neilon Army Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 – Sep 11, 1874 Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action." Alias: Frank Singleton
Newman, HenryHenry Newman Army First Sergeant Whetstone Mountains, Arizona Jul 13, 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 Nihill, JohnJohn Nihill Army Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona Jul 13, 1872 Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry Fought and defeated 4 hostile Apaches located between him and his comrades.
Nolan, Richard J.Richard J. Nolan Army Farrier White Clay Creek, South Dakota Dec 30, 1890 Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry Bravery.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Ocallaghan, JohnJohn O'Callaghan Army Sergeant Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Oliver, FrancisFrancis Oliver Army First Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
Oneill, WilliamWilliam O'Neill Army Corporal Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in action.
Oregan, MichaelMichael O'Regan Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Orr, MosesMoses Orr Army Private Apache Campaigns Winter of 1872–73 Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Osborne, WilliamWilliam Osborne Army Sergeant Apache Campaigns Winter of 1872–73 Company M, 1st U.S. Cavalry Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Osullivan, John F.John F. O'Sullivan Army Private Staked Plains, Texas Dec 8, 1874 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Paine, AdamAdam Paine Army Private Canyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, Texas Sep 26, 1874 – Sep 27, 1874 Indian Scouts Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.
William R. Parnell.jpg Parnell, William R.William R. Parnell Army First Lieutenant White Bird Canyon, Idaho Jun 17, 1877 1st US Cavalry 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.
Payne, IsaacIsaac Payne Army Trumpeter Pecos River, Texas Apr 25, 1875 Indian Scouts With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.
Pengally, EdwardEdward Pengally Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Pennsyl, JosiahJosiah Pennsyl Army Sergeant Upper Washita, Texas Sep 11, 1874 Company M, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Phife, LewisLewis Phife Army Sergeant Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Philipsen, Wilhelm O.Wilhelm O. Philipsen Army Blacksmith Milk River, Colo. Sep 29, 1879 Company D, 5th US Cavalry With 9 others voluntarily attacked and captured a strong position held by Indians.
Phillips, Samuel D.Samuel D. Phillips Army Private Muddy Creek, Montana May 7, 1877 Company H, 2d US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Phoenix, EdwinEdwin Phoenix Army Corporal Near Red River, Texas Sep 26, 1874 – Sep 28, 1874 Company E, 4th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Platten, FrederickFrederick Platten Army Sergeant Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th US Cavalry 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.
Poppe, John A.John A. Poppe Army Sergeant Milk River, Colo. Sep 29, 1879 – Oct 5, 1879 Company F, 5th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Porter, SamuelSamuel Porter Army Farrier Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company L, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Powers, ThomasThomas Powers Army Corporal Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Pratt, JamesJames Pratt Army Blacksmith Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company I, 4th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Pym, JamesJames Pym Army Private Battle of the Little Bighorn Jun 25, 1876 Company B, 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily went for water and secured the same under heavy fire.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Raerick, JohnJohn Raerick Army Private Lyry Creek, Arizona Oct 14, 1869 Company L, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.
Ragnar, TheodoreTheodore Ragnar Army First Sergeant White Clay Creek, South Dakota Dec 30, 1890 Company K, 7th US Cavalry Bravery.
Rankin, WilliamWilliam Rankin Army Private Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company F, 4th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.
Reed, James C.James C. Reed Army Private Arizona Apr 29, 1868 Company A, 8th US Cavalry 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
Richman, SamuelSamuel Richman Army Private Arizona 1868–69 Company E, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in actions with Indians.
Hampton Mitchell Roach.jpg Roach, Hampton M.Hampton M. Roach Army Corporal Milk River, Colo. Sep 29, 1879 – Oct 5, 1879 Company F, 5th US Cavalry 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 Robbins Robbins, Marcus M.Marcus M. Robbins Army Private Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th US Cavalry 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 Robinson, JosephJoseph Robinson Army First Sergeant Rosebud River, Montana Jun 17, 1876 Company D, 3rd US Cavalry 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 Roche, DavidDavid Roche Army First Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Rodenburg, HenryHenry Rodenburg Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Rogan, PatrickPatrick Rogan Army Sergeant Big Hole, Montana Aug 9, 1877 Company A, 7th US Infantry Verified and reported the company while subjected to a galling fire from the enemy.
Henry Romeyn.jpg Romeyn, HenryHenry Romeyn Army First Lieutenant Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 5th US Infantry Led his command into close range of the enemy, there maintained his position, and vigorously prosecuted the fight until he was severely wounded
Rooney, EdwardEdward Rooney Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company D, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Roth, PeterPeter Roth Army Private Wichita River, Texas Sep 12, 1874 Company A, 6th US Cavalry While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. All four cavalry troopers and two civilian scouts in Zachariah T. Woodall's courier detail were awarded the Medal of Honor for this hours-long battle along the Wichita River (some texts say Washita River, a more northerly tributary of the same Red River of the South watershed).
Rowalt, John F.John F. Rowalt Army Private Lyry Creek, Arizona Oct 14, 1869 Company I, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.
Rowdy, Y. B.Y. B. Rowdy Army Sergeant Arizona Mar 7, 1890 Company A, Indian Scouts Bravery in action with Apache Indians.
Roy, StanislausStanislaus Roy Army Sergeant Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company A, 7th US Cavalry Brought water to the wounded at great danger to life and under a most galling fire of the enemy.
Russell, JamesJames Russell Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.
Ryan, DavidDavid Ryan Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company G, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Ryan, DennisDennis Ryan Army First Sergeant Gageby Creek, Indian Territory Dec 2, 1874 Company I, 6th US Cavalry Courage while in command of a detachment.

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      This along with the   , indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Sale, AlbertAlbert Sale Army Private Santa Maria River, Arizona Jun 29, 1869 Company F, 8th US Cavalry Gallantry in killing an Indian warrior and capturing pony and effects.
Schnitzer, JohnJohn Schnitzer Army Wagoner Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico Apr 23, 1882 Company G, 4th US Cavalry Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.
Schou, JuliusJulius Schou Army Corporal Sioux Campaign 1870 Company I, 22nd US Infantry Carried dispatches to Fort Buford.
Schroeter, CharlesCharles Schroeter Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Scott, George D.George D. Scott Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 – Jun 26, 1876 Company D, 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Scott, Robert B.Robert B. Scott Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Seward, GriffinGriffin Seward Army Wagoner Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Shaffer, WilliamWilliam Shaffer Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Sharpless, Edward C.Edward C. Sharpless Army Corporal Upper Washita, Texas Sep 9, 1874 – Sep 11, 1874 Company H, 6th US Cavalry While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he (and a comrade) fought throughout the day.
Thomas Shaw (MOH).jpg Shaw, ThomasThomas Shaw Army Sergeant Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico Aug 12, 1881 Company K, 9th US Cavalry 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, JohnJohn Sheerin Army Blacksmith Near Fort Selden, New Mexico Jul 8, 1873 – Jul 11, 1873 Company C, 8th US Cavalry Services against hostile Indians.
Sheppard, CharlesCharles Sheppard Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company A, 5th US Infantry Bravery in action with Sioux.
John H. Shingle.jpg Shingle, John H.John H. Shingle Army First Sergeant Rosebud River, Montana Jun 17, 1876 Company I, 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action." Alias: John Henry
Col John Oscar Skinner.jpg Skinner, John O.John O. Skinner Army Civilian Contract Surgeon Lava Beds, Oregon Jan 17, 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
Smith, Andrew J.Andrew J. Smith Army Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Smith, Charles E.Charles E. Smith Army Corporal Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company H, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
File-Cornelius C. Smith.jpg Smith, Cornelius C.Cornelius C. Smith Army Corporal Near White River, South Dakota Jan 1, 1891 Company K, 6th US Cavalry 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.George W. Smith  Army Private Wichita River, Texas Sep 12, 1874 Company M, 6th US Cavalry 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. All four cavalry troopers and two civilian scouts in Zachariah T. Woodall's courier detail were awarded the Medal of Honor for this hours-long battle along the Wichita River (some texts say Washita River, a more northerly tributary of the same Red River of the South watershed).
Smith, OttoOtto Smith Army Private Arizona 1868–69 Company K, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Smith, RobertRobert Smith Army Private Slim Buttes, Montana Sep 9, 1876 Company M, 3rd US Infantry Special bravery in endeavoring to dislodge Indians secreted in a ravine .
Smith, Theodore F.Theodore F. Smith Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Smith, ThomasThomas Smith Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Smith, Thomas J.Thomas J. Smith Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Smith, WilliamWilliam Smith Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Smith, William H.William H. Smith Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Snow, Elmer A.Elmer A. Snow Army Trumpeter Rosebud Creek, Montana Jun 17, 1876 Company M, 3rd US Cavalry Bravery in action; was wounded in both arms
Spence, OrizobaOrizoba Spence Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action"
Springer, GeorgeGeorge Springer Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Stance, EmanuelEmanuel Stance Army Sergeant Kickapoo Springs, Texas May 20, 1870 Company F, 9th US Cavalry Gallantry on scout after Indians.
Stanley, EbenEben Stanley Army Private near Turret Mountain, Arizona Mar 25, 1873 and Mar 27, 1873 Company A, 5th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Stanley, EdwardEdward Stanley Army Corporal Seneca Mountain, Arizona Aug 26, 1869 Company F, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Stauffer, RudolphRudolph Stauffer Army First Sergeant Near Camp Hualpai, Arizona 1872 Company K, 5th US Cavalry Gallantry on scouts after Indians.
Steiner, ChristianChristian Steiner Army Saddler Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Stewart, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Stewart Army Private Big Horn River, Montana Jul 9, 1876 Company E, 7th US Infantry Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.
Stickoffer, Julius H.Julius H. Stickoffer Army Saddler Cienaga Springs, Utah Nov 11, 1868 Company L, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Stivers, Thomas W.Thomas W. Stivers  Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 – Jun 26, 1876 Company D, 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Stokes, AlonzoAlonzo Stokes Army First Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company H, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Strayer, William H.William H. Strayer Army Private Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebraska Apr 26, 1872 Company B, 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Strivson, BenoniBenoni Strivson Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Suhler, SimonSimon Suhler[nb 1] Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians. Served under the assumed name of Charles Gardner.
Sullivan, ThomasThomas Sullivan Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" against Indians concealed in a ravine.
Sullivan, ThomasThomas Sullivan Army Private Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company E, 7th US Cavalry Conspicuous bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.
Sumner, JamesJames Sumner Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Sutherland, John A.John A. Sutherland Army Corporal Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company L, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Rescue of Lt. Charles King.jpg Taylor, BernardBernard Taylor Army Sergeant Near Sunset Pass, Arizona Nov 1, 1874 Company A, 5th US Cavalry Bravery in rescuing Lt. King, 5th U.S. Cavalry, from Indians.
Taylor, CharlesCharles Taylor Army First Sergeant Big Dry Wash, Arizona Jul 17, 1882 Company D, 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Taylor, Wilbur N.Wilbur N. Taylor Army Corporal Arizona 1868–69 Company K, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in actions with Indians.
Tea, Richard L.Richard L. Tea Army Sergeant Sappa Creek, Kansas Apr 23, 1875 Company H, 6th US Cavalry 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.jpg Thomas, Charles L.Charles L. Thomas Army Sergeant Powder River Expedition Dakota Territory Sep 17, 1865 Company E, 11th Ohio Cavalry Carried a message through a country infested with hostile Indians and saved the life of a comrade en route.
Thompson, George W.George W. Thompson Army Private Little Blue, Nebraska May 15, 1870 Company C, 2nd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Thompson, JohnJohn Thompson Army Sergeant Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry Bravery in action with Indians.
Thompson, PeterPeter Thompson Army Private Battle of the Little Bighorn Jun 25, 1876 Company C, 7th US Cavalry Brought water to the wounded, even after being shot through the head.
Henry Remsen Tilton.jpg Tilton, Henry R.Henry R. Tilton Army Major and Surgeon Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Sep 30, 1877 Fearlessly risked his life and displayed great gallantry in rescuing and protecting the wounded men.
Tolan, FrankFrank Tolan Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company D, 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Toy, Frederick E.Frederick E. Toy Army First Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company G, 7th US Cavalry Bravery.
Tracy, JohnJohn Tracy Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in action with Indians.
Trautman, JacobJacob Trautman Army First Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company I, 7th US Cavalry Killed a hostile Indian at close quarters, and, although entitled to retirement from service, remained to the close of the campaign.
Turpin, James H.James H. Turpin Army First Sergeant Arizona 1872–74 Company L, 5th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action"s with Apaches.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Charles Varnum.png Varnum, Charles A.Charles A. Varnum Army Captain White Clay Creek, South Dakota Dec 30, 1890 Company A, 7th US Cavalry 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 advancing Indians, regained a commanding position that had just been vacated, and thus insured a safe withdrawal of both detachments without further loss.
Veuve, ErnestErnest Veuve Army Farrier Staked Plains, Texas Nov 3, 1874 Company A, 4th US Cavalry Gallant manner in which he faced a desperate Indian.
Voit, OttoOtto Voit Army Saddler Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 Company H, 7th US Cavalry 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.Leroy H. Vokes Army First Sergeant Loupe Fork, Platte River, Nebraska Apr 26, 1872 Company B, 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
von Medem, RudolphRudolph von Medem Army Sergeant Army 1872–73 Company A, 5th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action"s and campaigns.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Walker, AllenAllen Walker Army Private Texas Dec 30, 1891 Company C, 3rd US Cavalry While carrying dispatches, he attacked a party of 3 armed men and secured papers valuable to the United States.
Walker, JohnJohn Walker Army Private Red Creek, Arizona Sep 23, 1869 Company D, 8th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.
Wallace, WilliamWilliam Wallace Army Sergeant Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company C, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
AugustusWalley1.jpg Walley, AugustusAugustus Walley Army Private Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico Aug 16, 1881 Company I, 9th US Cavalry Bravery in action with hostile Apaches.
Ward, Charles H.Charles H. Ward Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.
Ward, JamesJames Ward Army Sergeant Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company B, 7th US Cavalry Continued to fight after being severely wounded.
Ward, JohnJohn Ward Army Sergeant Pecos River, Texas Apr 25, 1875 Indian Scouts, attached to US 24th Infantry With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.
Warrington, LewisLewis Warrington Army First Lieutenant Muchague Valley, Texas Dec 8, 1874 4th US Cavalry Gallantry in a combat with 5 Indians.
Watson, James C.James C. Watson Army Corporal Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company L, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Watson, JosephJoseph Watson Army Private Near Picacho Mountain, Arizona Jun 4, 1869 Company F, 8th US Cavalry Killed an Indian warrior and captured his arms.
Weaher, Andrew J.Andrew J. Weaher Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th US Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Paul H. Weinert c.1906.jpg Weinert, Paul H.Paul H. Weinert Army Corporal Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 Company E, 1st US Artillery Taking the place of his commanding officer who had fallen severely wounded, he gallantly served his piece, after each flre advancing it to a better position.
Weiss, Enoch R.Enoch R. Weiss Army Private Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Oct 20, 1869 Company G, 1st US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.
Welch, Charles H.Charles H. Welch Army Sergeant Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 – Jun 26, 1876 Company D, 7th US Cavalry Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.
Welch, MichaelMichael Welch Army Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Oct 5, 1870 Company M, 6th US Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Col Frank West.jpg West, FrankFrank West Army First Lieutenant Big Dry Wash, Arizona Jul 17, 1882 6th US Cavalry Rallied his command and led it in the advance against the enemy's fortifled position.
Whitehead, Patton G.Patton G. Whitehead Army Private Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company C, 5th US Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Widmer, JacobJacob Widmer Army First Sergeant Milk River, Colo. Sep 29, 1879 Company D, 5th US Cavalry Volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.
Wilder, Wilber E.Wilber E. Wilder Army First Lieutenant Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico Apr 23, 1882 4th US Cavalry Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.
Wilkens, HenryHenry Wilkens Army First Sergeant Little Muddy Creek, Mont. and Camas Meadows, Idaho May 7, 1877 and Aug 20, 1877 Company L, 2nd US Cavalry Bravery in actions with Indians.
Williams, MosesMoses Williams Army First Sergeant foothills of the Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico Aug 16, 1881 Company I, 9th US Cavalry 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, HenryHenry Wills Army Private Near Fort Selden, New Mexico Jul 8, 1873 – Jul 11, 1873 Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry Services against hostile Indians.
Wilson, BenjaminBenjamin Wilson Army Private Wichita River, Texas Oct 5, 1870 Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Wilson, CharlesCharles Wilson Army Corporal Cedar Creek, etc., Montana Oct 21, 1876 – Jan 8, 1877 Company H, 5th U.S. Infantry "Gallantry in action."
Wilson, Milden H.Milden H. Wilson Army Sergeant Big Hole, Montana Aug 9, 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.
Wilson, WilliamWilliam Wilson Army Sergeant Colorado Valley, Texas Mar 28, 1872 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry (1st award) In pursuit of a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.
Wilson, WilliamWilliam Wilson Army Sergeant Red River, Texas Sep 29, 1872 Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry (2nd award) Distinguished conduct in action with Indians.
Wilson, William O.William O. Wilson Army Corporal Sioux Campaign 1890 Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry Bravery.
Windolph, CharlesCharles Windolph Army Private Little Big Horn, Montana Jun 25, 1876 – Jun 26, 1876 Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry With 3 comrades, during the entire engagement, courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
Windus, Claron A.Claron A. Windus Army Bugler Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Winterbottom, WilliamWilliam Winterbottom Army Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Jul 12, 1870 Company A, 6th U.S. Cavalry "Gallantry in action."
Witcome, JosephJoseph Witcome Army Private Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Leonard Wood 1903.jpg Wood, LeonardLeonard 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.
Woodall, Zachariah T.Zachariah T. Woodall Army Sergeant Wichita River, Texas Sep 12, 1874 Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry While in command of 5 men and carrying dispatches, was attacked by 125 Indians, whom, he with his command fought throughout the day, he being severely wounded. All four cavalry troopers and two civilian scouts in Woodall's courier detail were awarded the Medal of Honor for this hours-long battle along the Wichita River (some texts say Washita River, a more northerly tributary of the same Red River of the South watershed).
Brent Woods with hat.jpg Woods, BrentBrent Woods Army Sergeant New Mexico Aug 19, 1881 Company B, 9th U.S. Cavalry Saved the lives of his comrades and citizens of the detachment.
Wortman, George G.George G. Wortman Army Sergeant Arizona Aug 1868 – Oct 1868 Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Yount, John P.John P. Yount Army Private Whetstone Mountains, Arizona May 5, 1871 Company F, 3rd US Cavalry "Gallantry in action" with Indians.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Ziegner, HermannHermann Ziegner Army Private Wounded Knee Creek and White Clay Creek, South Dakota Dec 29, 1890 – Dec 30, 1890 Troop E, 7th US Cavalry Conspicuous bravery

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Suhler served under the alias "Charles Gardner" and his medal was issued in that name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief History — The Medal of Honor". Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Department of Defense. August 8, 2006. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved September 6, 2010.