April 19, 1900 – This Day During The Philippine–American War – Anthony J. Carson Medal of Honor recipient

April 19, 1900 – Anthony J. Carson Medal of Honor recipient (April 23, 1869–April 25, 1943) was a United States Army Corporal received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine-American War. Corporal Carson was awarded the Medal on January 4, 1906 for actions on April 15–19, 1900. His medal was awarded by President Theodore Roosevelt. Carson would later admit that the battle was a defeat.

Corporal Carson’s official Medal of Honor citation

Assumed command of a detachment of the company which had survived an overwhelming attack of the enemy, and by his bravery and untiring efforts and the exercise of extraordinary good judgment in the handling of his men successfully withstood for 2 days the attacks of a large force of the enemy, thereby saving the lives of the survivors and protecting the wounded until relief came.

Anthony J. Carson Medal of Honor recipient

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