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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1845 New York. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/09/1869 Red Creek, Arizona.

 

George Ferrari was born in New York City, New York in 1845. He later joined the U.S. Army in Cleveland, Ohio and was assigned to Company D of the 8th U.S. Cavalry. Ferrari was sent to the Arizona Territory where he took part in the Apache Wars in the late-1860s. On September 23, 1869, he and two other cavalry troopers, Private John Walker and Sergeant Charles Harris, were cited for "gallantry in action" against the Apache at Red Creek and received the Medal of Honor. Although he was the first and only Italian-American ever to receive the MOH during the Indian Wars, little of his life is known prior to and after leaving the military.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gallantry in action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

George Ferrari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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