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Andrew Johnson Cummins
Born (1868-12-06)December 6, 1868
Died September 15, 1923(1923-09-15) (aged 54)
Place of birth Alexandria, Indiana
Place of burial Lewistown City Cemetery Lewistown, Montana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Andrew Johnson Cummins (December 6, 1868 – September 15, 1923) was a sergeant serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

Cummins was born December 6, 1868 in Alexandria, Indiana and after entering the army was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry as a sergeant. He received the Medal of Honor for assisting in the rescue of wounded while under enemy fire.[1]

He died September 15, 1923 and is buried in Lewistown City Cemetery Lewistown, Montana.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: ______. Birth: Alexandria, Ind. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.

Citation:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire of the enemy.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Cummins, Andrew J.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  2. Don Morphe (April 19, 2004). "Andrew J. Cummins". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8655935. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 

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