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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1848 Detroit, Michigan. d. 03/01/1905 San Antonio, Texas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/09/1874 Washita River, Texas.

 

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. While carrying dispatches he 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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While carrying dispatches was attacked hy 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

Section F, Grave 1012

John Harrington

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