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About Mason Carter
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Mason Carter, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 September 1877, while serving with 5th U.S. Infantry, in action at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana. First Lieutenant Carter led a charge under a galling fire, in which he inflicted great loss upon the enemy.
General Orders: Date of Issue: November 27, 1894
Action Date: September 30, 1877
Rank: First Lieutenant
Division: 5th U.S. Infantry