Robert Smith, Private (1847 - 1930)

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Nicknames: "Harry Reynolds"
Birthplace: Shelby, Tennessee or Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Elko, Elko, Nevada, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Robert Smith, Private

Harry Reynolds enlisted in the U.S. Army under the assumed name "Robert Smith." Although he resumed use of his birth name following his military service, it was under his assumed name that his Medal of Honor was awarded.

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Robert Smith (AKA: Harry Reynolds), United States Army, for special bravery in endeavoring to dislodge Indians secreted in a ravine on 9 September 1876, while serving with Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry, in action at Slim Buttes, Dakota Territory. General Orders: Date of Issue: October 16, 1877

Action Date: September 9, 1876

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company M

Division: 3d U.S. Cavalry

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Private Robert Smith AKA Harry Reynolds's Timeline

August 8, 1847
Shelby, Tennessee or Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA
January 5, 1930
Age 82
Elko, Elko, Nevada, USA
Elko, Elko, Nevada, USA