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Thomas Boyne

Thomas Boyne (1849 – April 21, 1896) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

Thomas Boyne
Prince George's County, Maryland
DiedApril 21, 1896 (aged 46–47)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burialUnited States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Unit9th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/warsAmerican Indian Wars
AwardsMedal of Honor

In 1879, Boyne was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 9th Cavalry Regiment in New Mexico. He was cited for "[b]ravery in action" at the Mimbres Mountains on May 29, 1879, and at the Cuchillo Negro River near Ojo Caliente on September 27, 1879. For those actions, Sergeant Boyne was awarded the Medal of Honor on January 6, 1882. He retired from the army in 1889.

Boyne died in 1896 and was buried at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Mimbres Mountains, N. Mex., May 29, 1879; at Cuchillo Negro River near Ojo Caliente, N. Mex., September 27, 1879. Entered service at:------. Birth: Prince George's County, Md. Date of issue: January 6, 1882.


Bravery in action.

See alsoEdit


  • "Thomas Boyne". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  • "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. April 19, 2005. Retrieved January 15, 2007.