b. 1865 Bavaria, Germany. d. 17/09/1910 San Francisco, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/12/1890 Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
Adam Neder was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1865. He later emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the U.S. Army from St. Louis, Missouri in June 1886. Assigned to frontier duty with the 7th U.S. Cavalry, Neder was a participant in the Battle of Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890. After fighting broke out between cavalrymen and the Sioux, Neder was among the troopers who, as part of a search-and-destroy mission, took part in skirmishes along White Clay Creek. He and four other men, Sergeant Bernhard Jetter, First Sergeant Theodore Ragner, Corporal William O. Wilson and Farrier Richard J. Nolan, were received the Medal of Honor for distinguished bravery on April 25, 1891. Seriously wounded during the battle, Neder was also promoted to the rank of corporal for his actions. He was eventually promoted to sergeant, and served in the Spanish–American War until his discharge in 1899.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Section NAWS, Grave 1805
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