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

Alfred B Hilton

  • 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
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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