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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Major (Cavalry)
Service Years
1857 - 1893
Home State
Massachusetts
Major (Cavalry)



Location
Massachusetts
Location of Interment
Greenwood Memorial Park - San Diego, California
Dec 11, 1909
Army Medal of Honor (1945-Present)
Criteria
The Medal of Honor is awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one's life, above and beyond the call of duty. This gallantry must be performed either while engaged in action ag... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain Myles Moylan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 Sep... More
1894
Service to 1893
HHT, 7th US Cavalry
HHT, 7th US Cavalry
Rank
Major (Cavalry)
Comments
Comments Pending
Major (Cavalry)
1866 - 1893
Wounded Knee Massacre
Description
The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota.

The previous day, a detachment of the U
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1890 - 1890
Wounded Knee Massacre
Description
The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota.

The previous day, a detachment of the U
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1890 - 1890
Battle of Bear Paw Mountain
Description
Battle of Bear Paw was the final engagement of the Nez Perce War. Some of the Nez Perce were able to escape to Canada but Chief Joseph was forced to surrender the majority of his tribe to Oliver O. Ho... More
Memories
Captain Myles Moylan, 7th Cavalry, senior surviving officer of that portion of the 7th Cavalry which... More
1877 - 1877
Indian Wars
Criteria
The Indian Wars Medal was awarded for qualifying service between 1865 and 1891.
Comments
He served as a non-commissioned officer in Kansas and with the Utah expedition, 1857-58; in Nebraska from July, 1859, to September, 1860, and was engaged in the action with hostile Kiowas at Blackwate... More
1876
Battle of the Little Bighorn
Description
 June 25-26, 1876, The Battle of the Little Bighorn, known to the Lakota and other Plains Indians as the Battle of the Greasy Grass and commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engage... More
1876 - 1876
Battle of Washita River
Description
The Battle of Washita River occurred on November 27, 1868 when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer?s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle?s Southern Cheyenne camp on the Washita River (near present day... More
1868 - 1868
Civil War Medal Army
Criteria
The Civil War Medal was awarded for military service between April 15, 1861 and April 9, 1865; or in Texas, to August 20, 1866.
Comments
He was then transferred to Tennessee, and participated in the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson, and was engaged in several skirmishes with the enemy preceding the capture of the forts. He was also ... More
1865
5th Cavalry
5th Cavalry
Rank
Major (Cavalry)
Comments
Comments Pending
Major (Cavalry)
1861 - 1865
Battle of Brandy Station 9 June 1863
Description
Other Names: Fleetwood Hill; Principal Cdrs: MG Pleasonton [US]; MG Stuart [CS]; Forces Engaged: Corps (22,000 total); Estimated Casualties: 1,090 total; Result(s): Inconclusive
1863 - 1863
Battle of Williamsport 6 - 16 July 1863
Description
Other Names: Hagerstown, Falling Waters; Principal Cdrs: MG Meade [US]; Gen Lee [CS]; Forces Engaged: Divisions; Estimated Casualties: 1,730 total Result(s): Inconclusive
1863 - 1863
Battle of Boonsboro 8 July 1863
Description
Principal Cdrs: MG Pleasonton [US]; MG Stuart [CS]; Forces Engaged: Divisions; Estimated Casualties: 100 total; Result(s): Inconclusive
1863 - 1863
Battle of Manassas Gap 23 July 1863
Description
Other Names: Wapping Heights; Principal Cdrs: MG French [US]; MG Anderson [CS]; Forces Engaged: Divisions; Estimated Casualties: 440 total; Result(s): Inconclusive
1863 - 1863
Battle of Gettysburg
Description
Principal Cdrs: MG Meade [US]; Gen Lee [CS]; Forces Engaged: 158,300 total (US 83,289; CS 75,054); Estimated Casualties: 51,000 total (US 23,000; CS 28,000); Result(s): Union victory
1863 - 1863
HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
Rank
Company First Sergeant (Cavalry)
Comments
Comments Pending
Company First Sergeant (Cavalry)
1857 - 1863
Siege of Corinth
Description
The Siege of Corinth (also known as the First Battle of Corinth) was an American Civil War battle fought from April 29 to June 10, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi.
1862 - 1862
Service from 1857

 
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