U.S. ARMY

George Jordan

Rank:

SERGEANT

Conflict/Era:

INDIAN CAMPAIGNS

Unit/Command:

COMPANY K, 9TH U.S. CAVALRY

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

AUGUST 12, 1881

Medal of Honor Action Place:

FORT TULAROSA & CARRIZO CANYON, NEW MEXICO

Citation:

While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N. Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

1847, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Died:

OCTOBER 24, 1904

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