Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906)

Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906) (HM1Z74)

Location: Madison, VA 22727 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 22.801', W 78° 15.467'

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Clinton Greaves (or Graves), Medal of Honor recipient, was born in Madison County, very likely into slavery. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1872 and served as a corporal in Co. C, 9th Cavalry. On 24 Jan. 1877 in the Florida Mountains of New Mexico, he was part of a small detachment sent to persuade about 50 Apache Indians to return to a reservation. The Apaches surrounded the cavalrymen until, in hand-to-hand combat, Greaves created a gap through which his companions escaped. On 26 June 1879, Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes awarded him the Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism." A U.S. military base in the Republic of Korea was later named Camp Greaves in his honor.
HM NumberHM1Z74
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 739532 N 4251540
Decimal Degrees38.38001667, -78.25778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.801', W 78° 15.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 48.06" N, 78° 15' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 US-29 BUS, Madison VA 22727, US
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