Louis Henry Carpenter
(February 11, 1839–January 21, 1916) was a United States Army brigadier general and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the American Indian Wars. He dropped out of college to enlist in the Union Army at the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, first as an enlisted soldier before being commissioned as an officer the following year. During the American Civil War, he participated in at least fourteen campaigns primarily with the 6th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and as regimental commander of the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry Regiment. By the end of the Civil War, he held the rank of brevet lieutenant colonel, colonel of volunteers and also received a commission to first lieutenant in the Regular United States Army. Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars while serving with the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th U.S. Cavalry. He was noted several times for gallantry in official dispatches.
John Denny
(1846 – November 26, 1901) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States. Denny joined the Army from Elmira, New York, and by September 18, 1879 was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, his unit participated in an engagement at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, and Denny "removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety." For his actions, Sergeant Denny was awarded the Medal of Honor two years later, on November 27, 1891. Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Las Animas Canyon, N. Mex., September 18, 1879. Entered service at: 1867 Elmira, N.Y. Birth: Big Flats, N.Y. Date of issue: November 27, 1891. Citation: Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.
Clinton Greaves
(August 12, 1855 – August 18, 1906) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States. Greaves was born in Madison County, Virginia on August 12, 1855. He joined the Army from Prince George's County, Maryland in September 1872, and by January 24, 1877 was serving as a Corporal in Company C of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, Greaves was part of a detachment which participated in an engagement in the Florida Mountains of New Mexico. For his actions during the battle, he was awarded the Medal of Honor two years later, on June 26, 1879. Rank and organization: Corporal, Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Florida Mountains, N. Mex., January 24, 1877. Entered service at: Prince Georges County, Md. Birth: Madison County, Va. Date of issue: June 26, 1879. Citation: While part of a small detachment to persuade a band of renegade Apache Indians to surrender, his group was surrounded. Cpl. Greaves in the center of the savage hand-to-hand fighting, managed to shoot and bash a gap through the swarming Apaches, permitting his companions to break free.
Henry Johnson
(June 11, 1850 – January 31, 1904) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States. In 1879, Johnson served as a Sergeant in Company D of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. From October 2, to October 5, of that year, at Milk River, Colorado, Johnson "[v]oluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at close range made the rounds of the pits to instruct the guards, [and] fought his way to the creek and back to bring water to the wounded." Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Milk River, Colo., 2-October 5, 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Boydton, Va. Date of issue: September 22, 1890. Citation: Voluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at close range made the rounds of the pits to instruct the guards, fought his way to the creek and back to bring water to the wounded.
George Jordan
(1847 – October 24, 1904) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States. Jordan joined the Army from Nashville, Tennessee, and by 1880 was serving as a Sergeant in Company K of the 9th Cavalry Regiment in New Mexico. On May 7, 1890, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Tularosa on May 14, 1880 and at Carrizo Canyon on August 12, 1881. Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., May 14, 1880; at Carrizo Canyon, N. Mex., August 12, 1881. Entered service at: Nashville, Tenn. Birth: Williamson County, Tenn. Date of issue: May 7, 1890. Citation: While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N . Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, on 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command.

News and Updates

Trooper David Spruill

Dear Troopers, It is with great regret to inform you that Trooper David Spruill has past on to Fiddler's Green today (January 31, 2015).  Trooper Spruill fought a valiant fight, but the Lord called him home to glory.  Please keep the Spruill family in your prayers as they deal with the loss of … Read More →

New Chapter Officers

On January 10, 2015, new Chapter Officers were installed in their elected positions, those Troopers are the following: Chapter President - Sam Samuels 1st Vice President - Robert McClain 2nd Vice President - Kenneth Cole Secretary - Sam Sawyer Assistance Secretary - Raymond Perry … Read More →

2014 Membership Dues/Chapter Photo

Greeting Troopers, 1. The Lawton-Fort Sill Chapter calls all Troopers to renew your annual membership for 2014. The cost of annual membership dues is $75.00, and $25.00 for lifetime members. I realize some Troopers have already renewed their membership, if so, please disregard this message. … Read More →

Association Name Badge

Troopers, If you would like to order an Association Name Badge, please contact Trooper Gregory Henry. The badges are $30. If you plan to write a check, make it out to the 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association. … Read More →

Buffalo Soldier Static Display

Greeting Troopers, The Wal-Mart of Sheridan Road has requested the Lawton-Fort Sill Buffalo Soldier Chapter to set-up a static display between the hours of 10:00am-2:00pm. They plan to have the Lawton Constitution there for coverage. This is a great Public Relations (PR) to assist in getting our … Read More →

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