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Gregory Mahoney



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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Born:  1850 at Pettypool,  South Wales

Entered Service in the US Army from Boston, MA

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism September 26 - 28, 1874 at Red River, TX

Date of Death Unknown

On September 26 a cavalry detachment dispatched to locate a large Indian Party near the Red River in Texas was ambushed. A seven-hour running battle followed as the cavalry withdrew to the north rim of Tule Canyon. Over the following two days, a series of major engagements between the opposing forces continued, during which three men of the Fourth Cavalry earned Medals of Honor, each of them cited for "Gallantry" in action on September 26 - 28. Private George Mahoney served throughout this action, but was specifically cited for his actions on September 27 when with Corporal Edwin Phoenix and Private Ernest Veuve, and far in advance of the rest of their unit, the three men valiantly attacked a large group of Indian warriors that was attempting to stampede the cavalry's tethered horses. Both Private Mahoney and Corporal Phoenix earned Medals of Honor in this two-day action, along with fellow trooper Private William McCabe. Private Ernest Vevue earned the Medal of Honor for actions in a separate battle the following November, along with Private John Comfort.



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