|Place of birth||Gracon, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||8th Cavalry Regiment|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Henry Wills(born 1842, date of death unknown) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.
Born in Gracon, Virginia, in 1842, Wills was living in St. Louis, Missouri, when he joined the Army. He served as a Private in Company C of the 8th Cavalry Regiment. He was cited for providing "[s]ervices against hostile Indians" near Fort Selden, New Mexico, from July 8, to July 11, 1873, and was awarded the Medal of Honor two years later, on August 12, 1875.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-July 11, 1873. Entered service at. Pennsylvania. Birth: Gracon, Pa. Date of issue: August 12, 1875.
Services against hostile Indians.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ↑ "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/indianwars.html. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
- "Henry Wills". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1270. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
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