Historical records matching Adam Paine, PVT
About Adam Paine, PVT
Adam Paine (1843 – 1877) was a Black Seminole who served as a United States Army Indian Scout and received America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.
Paine enlisted in the Army at Fort Duncan, Texas, and joined other Black Seminoles known as the "Seminole Negro Indian Scouts". From September 26, to September 27, 1874, he was serving as a private in Texas at Blanco Canyon, a tributary of the Red River, where he participated in an engagement. Paine "Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement." A year later, on October 13, 1875, Private Paine was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Blanco Canyon.
Paine died at age 33 or 34 and was buried at the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery in Brackettville, Texas.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Canyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, Tex., 26-September 27, 1874. Entered service at: Fort Duncan, Texas. Birth: Florida. Date of issue: October 13, 1875.
Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.