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b. 1843 Ireland. d. 17/12/1892 Fort Riley, Kansas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/12/1890 Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

 

First Sergeant, Troop I, 7th US Cavalry. Awarded the Medal of Honor on 16 April 1891, for his valor during the engagement with Big Foot's band of Sioux at Wounded Knee Creek, SD, on 29 Dec 1890, where he was wounded in the right lung. His last name is sometimes spelled Lloyd. He enlisted in the 7th Cavalry on 21 March 1869, at Canton Texas. He was appointed a Corporal, on 25 June 1876, filling a vacancy of a soldier killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. During that battle, he was assigned to Company G, 7th US Cavalry, and fought in the valley and the hilltop fight, under Major Reno, as his commanding officer, 1LT McIntosh, was killed in the valley. He had gray eyes, light hair, a ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet, 9 inches tall. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1879, and moved to Company I. Later, he became the First Sergeant of Company I. On 12 Sept 1892 he fell down a flight of stairs at Fort Riley and broke several ribs. On 29 Nov 1892, his horse bolted and threw him against a tree, breaking another rib. On 17 Dec 1892, he killed himself with his Army revolver. He was not married.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gallantry against Indians.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FORT RILEY POST CEMETERY, FORT RILEY, KANSAS.

Section F, Row 8, Plot 19

George Loyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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