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George Jordan

Birthplace: Williamson, Tennessee, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Maxwell, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Occupation: 9th Cavalry Regiment (United States)
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About George Jordan

George Jordan (died 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.


Jordan reached the rank of First Sergeant before leaving the Army. He died in 1904 and was buried in Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.


Medal of Honor citation


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.

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Birth: 1847

Death: Oct. 24, 1904

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Williamson County, Tennessee, he served during the Wars with the Plains Indians as a Sergeant in Company K, 9th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on two separate occasions - May 14, 1880 at Fort Tularosa, New Mexico and August 12, 1881 at Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico. His citation reads "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." His Medal was awarded to him on May 7, 1890.


Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery Maxwell Lincoln County Nebraska, USA Plot: Section F, Site 1131

Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: Bill Walker Record added: May 09, 2002 Find A Grave Memorial# 6404210

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George Jordan's Timeline

1904
October 24, 1904
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Williamson, Tennessee, USA
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Maxwell, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA