b. 1841 Essex County, New York. d. 08/04/1894 Salt Lake City, Utah.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/10/1869 Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona.
Frederick Jarvis was born in Essex County, New York in 1841. He enlisted in the United States Army in Hudson, Michigan and was assigned to 1st U.S. Cavalry regiment and later took part in the Apache Wars during the late 1860s. Jarvis was among the cavalry troopers who pursued an Apache raiding party that had massacred a stage coach en route to Tucson and attacked a group of cowboys in the Sulphur Springs Valley. A small detachment under Lieutenant William H. Winters left Fort Bowie on October 8, later joined on the trail by Captain Reuben F. Bernard, and followed the Apaches to the Chiricahua Mountains stronghold of Cochise, between Red Rock Mountain and Turtle Mountain, where they encountered them on October 20, 1869. Jarvis was one of thirty-two soldiers of the 1st and 8th U.S. Cavalry regiment cited for “gallantry in action”, in what would become known as the “Campaign of the Rocky Mesa”, and received the Medal of Honor on February 14, 1870. Jarvis died in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 8, 1894, and interred in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. He is one of eight Utah MOH recipients and one of three buried in the state.
Gallantry in action.
BURIAL LOCATION: SALT LAKE CITY CEMETERY, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
PLAT S, GRAVE 32-51 EAST TIER.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.