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

Arthur MacArthur Jr.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant & Adjutant (Highest Rank: Lieutenant General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    24th Wisconsin Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 25, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

Seized the colors of his regiment at a critical moment and planted them on the captured works on the crest of Missionary Ridge.

Medal of Honor Recipient Arthur MacArthur Jr.
Medal of Honor Recipient Arthur MacArthur Jr.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 30, 1890
  • Born: June 2, 1845, Springfield, Hampden County, MA, United States
  • Died: September 5, 1912
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (2-845-A), Arlington, VA, United States

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