He received the Medal of Honor while serving as Corporal, Company I, 22nd United States Infantry during the Sioux Campaign on the Western frontier in 1870. He was was born in Denmark on July 17, 1849. He died on November 19, 1929 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 22d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1870. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Denmark. Date of issue: 19 November 1884.
Carried dispatches to Fort Buford.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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