Thomas Boyne

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Thomas Boyne
Born 1849
Prince George's County, Maryland
Died April 21, 1896 (aged 46–47)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burial United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 9th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Boyne (1849 – April 21, 1896) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

In 1879, Boyne was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 9th Cavalry Regiment in New Mexico. He was cited for "[b]ravery in action" at the Mimbres Mountains on May 29, 1879, and at the Cuchillo Negro River near Ojo Caliente on September 27, 1879. For those actions, Sergeant Boyne was awarded the Medal of Honor on January 6, 1882. He retired from the army in 1889.

Boyne died in 1896 and was buried at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Mimbres Mountains, N. Mex., May 29, 1879; at Cuchillo Negro River near Ojo Caliente, N. Mex., September 27, 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Prince Georges County, Md. Date of issue: January 6, 1882.

Citation:

Bravery in action.

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