About William H. Strayer
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William Strayer, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 26 April 1872, while serving with Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry, in action at the Loupe Fork of the Platte River, Nebraska.
General Orders: Date of Issue: May 22, 1872
Action Date: April 26, 1872
Company: Company B
Division: 3d U.S. Cavalry