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James B. Dozier
aka: James B. Dosher

Civilian Scout -U.S. Army
Medal Of Honor, Indian Campaigns

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Marauding bands of outlaw Indians threatened stability in Northwestern Texas throughout much of 1870 following an attack on a stage coach in July, and a subsequent battle in which sixty cavalrymen engaged 250 warriors at Wichita River on July 12. In that action the soldiers sustained numerous casualties, and thirteen men earned Medals of Honor. On October 26 Captain Rafferty led twenty-two cavalrymen on an expedition from Fort Richardson to find and defeat this marauding hostile force. Guided by civilian scout James Dozier, on October 4 the soldiers discovered a new trail and followed it to the Little Wichita River where they reached the enemy camp on the morning of October 5. Without hesitation, the cavalrymen attacked the enemy force, surprising a war party. In addition to the Indians killed, wounded, or scattered from the encampment, eighteen horses were captured along with many supplies. Civilian Scout Dozier, who was in large measure responsible for the success of this expedition, was awarded the Medal of Honor, along with five enlisted cavalrymen involved in the action.

James Dozier was one of eight civilians awarded the Medal of Honor. His award was revoked in the review of 1916-17 because of his civilian status, along with those of four other civilian scouts. In June 1989 all five of these awards were restored.

 

 

 

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