of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ASTON, EDGAR R.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and Date:
At San Carlos, Ariz., 30 May 1868. . Birth: Clermont County, Ohio. Date of
Issue: 28 July 1868.
With 2 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 6 miles among
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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