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CMOHS.org - Captain DU PONT, HENRY A., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

DU PONT, HENRY A.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 5th U.S. Artillery
Born: Eleutherean Mills, Del.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Wilmington, Del.
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Place / Date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864
 
 


DU PONT, HENRY A. Photo
 
Citation

By his distinguished gallantry, and voluntary exposure to the enemy's fire at a critical moment, when the Union line had been broken, encouraged his men to stand to their guns, checked the advance of the enemy, and brought off most of his pieces.