11 March 2007

Medal of Honor: W. H. Downs


Private, Company H, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry

Born: 1870, Mount Carmel, Connecticut
Died: 1929, Jamestown, North Dakota

Citation: With 11 other scouts [on 13 May 1899, at San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands], without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Willis H. Downs was born in September 1866. This can be confirmed through census records and also on his headstone in Jamestown ND. Thanks for your work!