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Byron M Cutcheon

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    20th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 10, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Horseshoe Bend, Kentucky, USA

Distinguished gallantry in leading his regiment in a charge on a house occupied by the enemy.

Medal of Honor Recipient Byron M. Cutcheon
Medal of Honor Recipient Byron M. Cutcheon
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 29, 1891
  • Born: May 11, 1836, Pembroke, Suncook County, NH, United States
  • Died: April 12, 1908, Ypsilanti, MI, US
  • Buried: Highland Cemetery (MH) (100-42-3), Ypsilanti, MI, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Archives & Records Administration, Washington, DC

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