Recipient Detail

 

HOWE, ORION P.

Rank: Musician
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 55th Illinois Infantry
Born: Portage County, Ohio
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Waukegan, IL
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Place / Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 19 May 1863
 
 


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Citation

A drummer boy, 14 years of age, and severely wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field of battle until he had reported to Gen. W. T. Sherman the necessity of supplying cartridges for the use of troops under command of Colonel Malmborg.