Bookmark and Share

Jacob Trautman

Date of birth: 1840
Date of death: November 07, 1898
Burial location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Germany, Hamburg
Home of record: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

See more recipients of this award

Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant Jacob Trautman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. First Sergeant Trautman killed a hostile Indian at close quarters, and, although entitled to retirement from service, remained to the close of the campaign.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 27, 1891

Action Date: December 29, 1890

Service: Army

Rank: First Sergeant

Company: Company I

Division: 7th U.S. Cavalry