b. 1842 Davidson County, North Carolina. d. 23/12/1911 Elfland, North Carolina.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/05/1877 Little Muddy Creek, Montana.
20/05/1877 Camas Meadows, Idaho.
William H. Jones was born in Davidson County, North Carolina in 1842. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army in Louisville, Kentucky and joined the 2nd U.S. Cavalry. Jones later became a regimental farrier and a sergeant. While on frontier duty in the Rocky Mountains in 1877, he was twice cited for gallantry against the Plains Indians in the Montana and the Idaho territories. The first occurred against the Sioux at Little Muddy Creek on May 7, and the second against the Nez Perce at Camas Meadows on August 20, 1877. It was during this last battle that Jones suffered a serious knee injury. For his actions at these engagements, he received the Medal of Honor on February 28, 1878.
Gallantry in the attack against hostile Sioux Indians on May 7, 1877 at Muddy Creek, Mont., and in the engagement with Nez Perces Indians at Camas Meadows, Idaho, on 20 August 1877 in which he sustained a painful knee wound.
BURIAL LOCATION: ELFLAND METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, ELFLAND, N. CAROLINA.
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