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Julius Alexis Schou

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

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  17-21482 

BORN:  July 17, 1849 at Copenhagen, Denmark

Entered Service in the US Army from Brooklyn, NY

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism on 1870 at Sioux Campaign,

DIED:  November 19, 1929 at the age of 80

During the Sioux campaigns in the West in 1870, Corporal Julius Schou received the Medal of Honor for carrying dispatches to Fort Buford in the Dakota Territories, a dangerous job that required him to make lone trips through vast areas of open country prone to attack from hostile Indians.

 

 

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