b. 1847 New Richmond, Ohio. d. 14/04/1932 Cincinnati, Ohio.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/05/1868 San Carlos, Arizona.
Edgar R. Aston was born in New Richmond, Ohio in 1847. At age 16 during the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in Company C, 153rd Ohio Infantry, a 100 days service regiment, and served from May to September 1864. After the war's end, he remained with the U.S. Army and was posted on frontier duty. During the Apache Wars against Cochise, he was a member of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and was commended for distinguished service throughout the campaign.
After his Medal of Honor action in 1868, he remained a career soldier for 30 years until retiring with pension in 1893. He died aged 85 in 1932.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: TATE TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, BETHEL, OHIO.
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