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Henry Wills
Born 1842
Place of birth Gracon, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit 8th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Henry Wills(born 1842, date of death unknown) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

Born in Gracon, Virginia, in 1842, Wills was living in St. Louis, Missouri, when he joined the Army. He served as a Private in Company C of the 8th Cavalry Regiment. He was cited for providing "[s]ervices against hostile Indians" near Fort Selden, New Mexico, from July 8, to July 11, 1873, and was awarded the Medal of Honor two years later, on August 12, 1875.

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Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-July 11, 1873. Entered service at. Pennsylvania. Birth: Gracon, Pa. Date of issue: August 12, 1875.


Services against hostile Indians.[1]

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