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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Alfred B Hilton

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    4th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Citation
When the regimental color bearer fell, this soldier seized the colors and carried it forward, together with the national standard, until disabled at the enemy's inner line.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: 1842, Harford County, MD, United States
  • Died: October 21, 1864, Fortress Monroe, VA, United States
  • Buried: Hampton National Cemetery (MH) (E-1231), Hampton, VA, United States
 

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