b. 1846 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. d. 07/10/1869 Arizona.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/08 - 31/10/1868 Black Mountains, Arizona.
Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Also known as Joseph Whitcome. He entered the US Army in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He served as a Private in Company B, 8th US Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for action during August 13 and October 31, 1868 in the vicinity of the Black Mountains, Arizona Territory.
Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Section WS, Site 1102
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