Hampton Maury Roach – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

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Hampton Maury Roadh was born in Concord, Louisiana, on 9 October 1857, and he earned his Medal of Honor while serving in the Indian Wars as a Corporal, Company F, 5th United States Cavalry at Milk River, Colorado, on September 29-October 5, 1879.

The Medal was actually presented to him on January 27, 1880.

Lieutenant Roach died on January 26, 1923 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.


ROACH, HAMPTON M.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 5th United States Cavalry.
Place and date: At Milk River, Colorado, 29 September to 5 Qctober 1879.
Entered service at:——.
Birth: Concord, Louisiana.
Date of issue: 27 January 1880.

Citation

Erected breastworks under fire; also kept the command supplied with water 3 consecutive nights while exposed to fire from ambushed Indians at close range.

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ROACH, HAMPTON M

  • 2D LT   US ARMY
  • INDIAN WARS
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/24/1923
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2393-WS
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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