b. 04/09/1835 Mount Vernon, Indiana. d. 13/03/1905 Erin, Tennessee.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/08/1868 Black Mountains, Arizona.
Francis C. Green was born in Mount Vernon, Indiana on December 2, 1846. While living in San Francisco, California, he joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to frontier duty with the 8th U.S. Cavalry in the Arizona Territory. He participated in campaigns against Vittorio and Nana during the 1860s and eventually rose to the rank of sergeant. Green particularly won distinction in several battles against the Apache during 1868 and 1869, and was one of eight members of the 8th Cavalry to receive the Medal of Honor for “bravery in scouts and actions with indians” on September 6, 1869. The other men who were awarded included Sgt. Wilbur N. Taylor, Cpl. Jacob Gunther, Cpl. David A. Matthews, Sgt. James McNally, Sgt. John Moriarity, Pvt. Samuel Richman and Pvt. Otto Smith. Green later settled in Erin, Tennessee where he died March 13, 1905, at age 69. He was later buried in an unmarked grave near Courthouse Square.
Bravery in action.
BURIAL LOCATION: COURTHOUSE SQUARE, ERIN, TENNESSEE.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.