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Daniel Bishop



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.

Greenwood Cemetery

Born:  1846 at Monroe County, OH

Entered Service in the US Army from Wheeling, WV

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism March 25, 1873 at Turret Mountain, AZ

Died:  May 23, 1891 at the age of 45

In 1872 Lieutenant Colonel George Crook was sent to the Arizona Territory to bring an end to years of warfare with the Indians by negotiating peace and moving the Indian tribes to reservations. By fall he had brought relative peace after crafting a treaty with Cochise. In November he began a winter campaign to make life miserable for those renegade Indians who still chose to fight. Under pressure from cavalry patrols, he knew they would be forced to retreat into the mountains to try to survive the snow and low temperatures. The target area was the Tonto Basin where Western Apache bands and Yavapais had been raiding and eluding troops for several years. One of the major battles in this series of winter campaigns occurred at Turret Mountain, Arizona, on March 25, 1873. Sergeant Daniel Bishop was one of four soldiers cited for "Gallantry in engagements" at the Turret Mountain battle that resulted in more than 50 Yavapai Indians were killed. Also earning Medals of Honor in this action were First Sergeant James Hill and Private Eben Stanley (5th Cavalry), and First Sergeant William Allen (23d U.S. Infantry).



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