|William Othello Wilson|
|Born||September 16, 1867|
|Died||January 1928 (aged 60–61)|
|Place of birth||Hagerstown, Maryland|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William Othello Wilson (September 16, 1867 – January, 1928) was a corporal in the United States Army's 9th Cavalry. He is noted for having received the Medal of Honor. Wilson joined the Army from Saint Paul, Minnesota in August 1889. He earned the Medal of Honor on December 17, 1891 for "Bravery" voluntarily, for successfully carrying a message to the battalion commander at the Pine Ridge Indian Agency in South Dakota.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1890. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Hagerstown, Md. Date of issue: September 17, 1891.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
- William Wilson (soldier), a two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor, with the same first and last name.
References[edit | edit source]
- "homeofheroes.com: Wilson, William O.". http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1865_ind/wilson_william_o.html. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
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