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Henry Flint Chandler

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    59th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 17, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation
Though seriously wounded in a bayonet charge and directed to go to the rear, he declined to do so, but remained with his regiment and helped to carry the breastworks.
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry F. Chandler
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry F. Chandler
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 30, 1898
  • Born: September 26, 1835, Andover, Essex County, MA, United States
  • Died: November 16, 1906, Haver Hill, MA, United States
  • Buried: West Parrish Cemetery (MH), Andover, MA, United States
 

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