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Oscar Burkard

Medal of Honor Recipients

Photo Oscar Burkard

Rank and organization: Private, Hospital Corps, U.S. Army. 
Place and date: At Leech Lake, Minn., 5 October 1898. 
Entered service at: Hay Creek, Minn. 
Born: 21 December 1877, Achern, Germany. 
Date of issue: 21 August 1899. 
Citation: For distinguished bravery in action against hostile Indians. 

[Note: This, the last Medal of Honor won in an Indian campaign, was awarded for an action during the uprising of Chippewa Indians, on Lake Leech, northern Minnesota, 5 October 1898.]