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Arthur Harrison Wilson

Date of birth: August 17, 1881
Date of death: December 15, 1953
Burial location: Springfield, Illinois
Place of Birth: Illinois, Springfield
Home of record: Springfield Illinois

Arthur Wilson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1904. He retired as a U.S. Army Colonel.


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Arthur Harrison Wilson, United States Army, for most distinguished gallantry on 4 July 1909, while serving with 6th Cavalry, in action at Patian Island, Philippine Islands. While in action against hostile Moros, when, it being necessary to secure a mountain gun in position by rope and tackle, Second Lieutenant Wilson voluntarily with the assistance of an enlisted man, carried the rope forward and fastened it, being all the time under heavy fire of the enemy at short range.

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 23, 1912

Action Date: 4-Jul-09

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 6th Cavalry