About John P. Yount
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John P. Yount, United States Army, for gallantry in action with Indians on 5 May 1871, while serving with Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry, in action at Whetstone Mountains, Arizona.
General Orders: Date of Issue: November 13, 1871
Action Date: May 5, 1871
Company: Company F
Division: 3d U.S. Cavalry