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

Henry Clay Merriam

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    73d U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 9, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Blakely, Alabama, USA
Volunteered to attack the enemy's works in advance of orders and, upon permission being given, made a most gallant assault.
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry C. Merriam
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry C. Merriam
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 28, 1894
  • Born: November 13, 1837, Houlton, Aroostook County, ME, United States
  • Died: November 18, 1912
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (1-114-13), Arlington, VA, United States

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