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Isaiah Mays

Courtesy of the Library of Congress/Daniel Murray Collection

Corporal Isaiah Mays (c. 1900), "Buffalo soldier" and second-in-command of an Army detachment charged with escorting a payroll wagon through the Arizona Territory in May 1889. After an ambush by nearly 20 outlaws, the detachment was forced to retreat, and the entire payroll was lost. During the firefight Mays was hit in both legs, and was forced to crawl two miles to muster help.

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