Matthias Walter Day (1853 - 1927)

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Birthplace: Mansfield, Richland, OH, USA
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About Matthias Walter Day

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to Second Lieutenant Matthias Walter Day, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 18 September 1879, while serving with 9th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico. Second Lieutenant Day advanced alone into the enemy's lines and carried off a wounded soldier of his command under a hot fire and after he had been ordered to retreat.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 7, 1890

Action Date: September 18, 1879

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Division: 9th U.S. Cavalry

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August 8, 1853
Mansfield, Richland, OH, USA
September 12, 1927
Age 74
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA