Patton G. Whitehead AKA Patton G. Whited-Los Angeles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 34° 01.452 W 118° 10.470
11S E 391565 N 3765461
Quick Description: Indian Campaigns Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Cedar Creek and other sites in Montana from October 21, 1876 to January 8, 1877. He served in the military as an alias, Patton G. Whitehead. His true name was Patton G. Whited. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA in Section B, Lot 288, Grave 12.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2018 10:02:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMYJY0
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Long Description:
He was born on September 25, 1840 in Russell County, VA and died on December 8, 1900 in Los Angeles, CA. His VA marker indicates he was awarded the medal for action in the Civil War. This is an error. His unit is correct on the marker. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: WHITEHEAD, PATTON G.
• Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry
• Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877
• ate of issue: 27 April 1877
Citation: Gallantry in action.
Armed Service: Army

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