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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 09/1866 Mount Carmel, Connecticut. d. 15/09/1929 Jamestown, North Dakota.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/05/1899 Luzon, Philippines.

 

He later obtained the rank of Wagoner. Wagoner Downs is buried in the Highland Home Cemetery in Jamestown, North Dakota. He was one of twelve members of Young's Scouts awarded the Medal of Honor between 13 and May 16, 1899.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HIGHLAND HOME CEMETERY, JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA.

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