William Othello Wilson
|William Othello Wilson|
September 16, 1867|
|Died||January 1928 (aged 60–61)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Wilson joined the Army from Saint Paul, Minnesota in August 1889. He earned the Medal of Honor on December 30, 1891 for "Bravery" voluntarily, for successfully carrying a message to the battalion commander at the Pine Ridge Indian Agency in South Dakota.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1890. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Hagerstown, Md. Date of issue: September 17, 1891.
A more detailed citation was published in General Order 100, on December 17, 1891:
December 30, 1890. Private (then Corporal) William O. Wilson, Troop I, 9th Cavalry: For gallantry in carrying a message for assistance through country occupied by the enemy, when the wagon train under escort of Captain Loud was attacked by hostile Sioux Indians, near the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- William Wilson (soldier), a two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor, with the same first and last name.
- "homeofheroes.com: Wilson, William O.". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
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