Medal of Honor Recipients
Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Calvary.
Place and Date: Arizona, August to October 1868.
Entered Service: Not listed.
Place of Birth: Ireland.
MOH Date of Issue: 24 July 1869.
Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Goldin, Theodore W.
Private, Troop G, 7th U.S. Calvary
Place and Date: Little Big Horn, Montana, 26 June 1876.
Entered Service: Chicago, Illinois
Born: 25 July 1858, Avon, Rock County, Wisconsin.
MOH Date of Issue: 21 December 1895
Citation: One of a party of volunteers who, under heavy fire from the Indians, went for and brought water to the wounded.
More info: Died 1935. FindaGrave Memorial. Buried (Central) Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Waupaca County, Wisconsin USA.
Goldin was adopted as an infant by Reuben W. Goldin and Elizabeth E. Bradfield Goldin of Avon, Wisconsin. His birth name has been lost. When Goldin was four, his family moved to Brodhead, Wisconsin.
Goldin married Laura Belle Dunwiddie in 1881. The couple had one son, Herbert D. Goldin, in 1884. Laura died in 1911, and Goldin married Sarah J. Murphy in 1929.
Goldin enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 8, 1876, lying about his age. (His year of birth is thus often incorrectly listed as 1855.) He was assigned to the 7th U.S. Cavalry. Less than three months later, Goldin’s regiment fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Goldin also took part in the Battle of Bear Paw in September and October 1877. He was discharged from the Army on November 13, 1877 for having enlisted under false pretenses, after his parents appealed to the Army for his discharge.
Learn more about Theodore Goldin – he did lead a very interesting life afterwards and was a teller of some Big Fish tales.
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