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

Henry Coddington Meyer

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brevet Major NY Volunteers)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    24th New York Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 17, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
During an assault and in the face of a heavy fire rendered heroic assistance to a wounded and helpless officer, thereby saving his life and in the performance of this gallant act sustained a severe wound.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 29, 1899
  • Born: April 14, 1844, Hamburg, Erie County, NY, United States
  • Died: March 27, 1935, Montclair, NJ, United States
  • Buried: Rosedale Cemetery (MH) (265), Orange, NJ, United States

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