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Thomas J. Graves
Born (1866-09-29)September 29, 1866
Died January 27, 1944(1944-01-27) (aged 77)
Place of birth Milton, Indiana
Place of burial South Germany Cemetery Pershing, Indiana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas J. Graves (September 29, 1866 – January 27, 1944) was a private serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Graves was born September 29, 1866 in Milton, Indiana and entered the army from Millville, Indiana. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.[1]

He died January 27, 1944 and is buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery Pershing, Indiana.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Millville, Ind. Birth: Milton, Ind. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.


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

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Graves, Thomas J.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  2. Find a Grave

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