Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

David H Helms

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    83d Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Farmers Retreat, Dearborn County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 26, 1894
  • Born: September 21, 1838, Dearborn County, IN, United States
  • Died: July 7, 1921, Silverlake, KS, United States
  • Buried: Silverlake Cemetery (MH) , Silverlake, KS, United States

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