John H. Shingle - Leavenworth, Ks
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N 39° 16.521 W 094° 53.189
15S E 337275 N 4349029
Quick Description: First Sergeant John Shingle - Medal of Honor Recipent from the Indian Wars of 1876. He was a member of Company C of the 3rd US Cavalry.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 10:05:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM58Z6
Medal of Honor Recipient John H. Shingle is buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas. His plot is in Section 22 Row 4 Grave 2.
From the Army Medal of Honor Website:
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Troop 1, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 1 June 1880. Citation: Gallantry in action.
The Battle of the Rosebud is significant as it stopped one of the columns that was converging towards the large Native American village on the Little Big Horn River and it contributed to Lt. Col. Custer's defeat 9 days later.