Military Wiki
Daniel Keating
Born 1846
Died June 20, 1912(1912-06-20) (aged Error: Need valid year, month, day)
Place of birth County Cork, Ireland
Buried at Malden, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit 6th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Daniel Keating (1846 – June 20, 1912) was a United States Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

Keating was born in 1846 in County Cork, Ireland. He served during the Indian Wars as a corporal in Company M of the 6th Cavalry Regiment. During a pursuit of Native Americans at the Wichita River in Texas on October 5, 1870, Keating showed "[g]allantry in action." He was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on November 19, 1870. Five other men also received the medal for this action: Sergeant Michael Welch, Corporal Samuel Bowden, Private James Anderson, Private Benjamin Wilson, and civilian guide James B. Doshier.[1][2]

Keating's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

Gallantry in action and in pursuit of Indians.[2]

Keating died on June 20, 1912, at age 65 or 66 and was buried in Malden, Massachusetts.[1]


External links

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).