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ASTON, EDGAR

aston edgar

With two other men he volunteered to search for a wagon passage out of a 4,000-foot valley wherein an infantry column was immobile. This small group passed six miles through hostile Apache terrain, finding the sought passage. On their return trip down the canyon they were attacked by Apaches, who were successfully held at bay.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Indian Campaigns 1868 Clermont County, Ohio

Citation

With two other men he volunteered to search for a wagon passage out of a 4,000-foot valley wherein an infantry column was immobile. This small group passed six miles through hostile Apache terrain, finding the sought passage. On their return trip down the canyon they were attacked by Apaches, who were successfully held at bay.