b. 1846 Big Flats, New York. d. 26/11/1901 Washington DC.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 18/09/1879 Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico.
Denny joined the Army from Elmira, New York, and by September 18, 1879 was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, his unit participated in an engagement at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, and Denny "[r]emoved a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety." For his actions, Sergeant Denny was awarded the Medal of Honor two years later, on November 27, 1891.
Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.
BURIAL LOCATION: US SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN'S NATIONAL CEMETERY, WASHINGTON DC.
Section K, Grave 7020