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AUSTIN, WILLIAM G. (?–?). 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," Indians fighting from a ravine.


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

Art Leatherwood


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

Art Leatherwood, "AUSTIN, WILLIAM G.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.