Austin, William G. (unknown–unknown)

By: Art Leatherwood

Type: Biography

Published: November 1, 1994

Updated: February 25, 2021

William G. Austin, Medal of Honor recipient, was born at Galveston and entered military service at New York, New York. He was a sergeant in Company E, Seventh United States Cavalry, at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, on December 29, 1890. He was commended for assisting "men on the skirmish line, directing their fire, etc., and using every effort to dislodge the enemy," American Indians fighting from a ravine.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863–1973 (Washington: GPO, 1973).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Art Leatherwood, “Austin, William G.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994
February 25, 2021