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

Eugene Beauharnais Beaumont

Details
  • Rank: Major and Assistant Adjutant General (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Cavalry Corps,
    Army of the Mississippi
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Harpeth River & Selma, Tennessee & Alabama, USA
Citation

Obtained permission from the corps commander to advance upon enemy's position with the 4th U.S. Cavalry, of which he was a lieutenant; led an attack upon a battery, dispersed the enemy and captured the guns. At Selma, Ala., charged, at the head of his regiment, into the second and last line of the enemy's works.

Medal of Honor Recipient Eugene Beaumont
Medal of Honor Recipient Eugene Beaumont
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 30, 1898
  • Born: August 2, 1837, Wilks-Barre, Luzerne County, PA, United States
  • Died: August 17, 1916, Harvey's Lake, PA, United States
  • Buried: Hollenbeck Cemetery (PM) (731), Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States
 

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