Matching family tree profiles for Arthur Harrison Wilson
About Arthur Harrison Wilson
Arthur Wilson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1904. He retired as a U.S. Army Colonel.
Medal of Honor
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Arthur Harrison Wilson, United States Army, for most distinguished gallantry on 4 July 1909, while serving with 6th Cavalry, in action at Patian Island, Philippine Islands. While in action against hostile Moros, when, it being necessary to secure a mountain gun in position by rope and tackle, Second Lieutenant Wilson voluntarily with the assistance of an enlisted man, carried the rope forward and fastened it, being all the time under heavy fire of the enemy at short range.
General Orders: Date of Issue: November 23, 1912
Action Date: 4-Jul-09
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: 6th Cavalry
Arthur Harrison Wilson (1881–1953) was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine Insurrection. Originally a member of the West Point class of 1903, of he was held back a year and graduated in 1904. He was the captain of the world champion West Point Polo Team, and served a long career in the Cavalry. He was a full colonel and commander of Fort Brown, Texas, when he retired in 1942 after almost 40 years service. He lived the remaining 11 years of his life in retirement at Brownsville, Texas. He died of cardiac failure while duck hunting, one of his favorite sports.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
Place and date: At Patian Island, Philippine Islands, July 4, 1909.
Entered service at: Springfield, Ill.
Birth: Springfield, Ill.
Date of issue: Unknown.
While in action against hostile Moros, when, it being necessary to secure a mountain gun in position by rope and tackle, voluntarily with the assistance of an enlisted man, carried the rope forward and fastened it, being all the time under heavy fire of the enemy at short range.