b. 1846 Prussia. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 1872-1873 Arizona.
Rudolph von Medem was born in Prussia in 1846. He later emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the U.S. Army in New York City, New York. He became a member of the 5th U.S. Cavalry and sent out west to the frontier. Serving with distinction against the Apache Indians in the Arizona Territory, he eventually rose to the rank of sergeant. He was one of three regimental members, the others being fellow Sergeants George Deary and Bernard Taylor, who received the Medal of Honor for "gallantry in action and campaigns", specifically during the Battle of Sunset Pass.
Gallantry in actions and campaigns.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
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