Sergeant George Jordan
|Died||October 24, 1904 (aged 56–57)|
|Place of birth||Williamson County, Tennessee|
|Place of burial||Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1866 - 1897|
|Unit||9th Cavalry Regiment|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
George Jordan (1847 – October 24, 1904) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.
Jordan joined the Army from Nashville, Tennessee, and by 1880 was serving as a Sergeant in Company K of the 9th Cavalry Regiment in New Mexico. On May 7, 1890, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Tularosa on May 14, 1880 and at Carrizo Canyon on August 12, 1881.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., May 14, 1880; at Carrizo Canyon, N. Mex., August 12, 1881. Entered service at: Nashville, Tenn. Birth: Williamson County, Tenn. Date of issue: May 7, 1890. Citation:
While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N . Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, on 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
References[edit | edit source]
- "George Jordan". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6404210. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
- "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. 2005-04-19. https://history.army.mil/html/moh/indianwars.html. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
- "George Jordan". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1024. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
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