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

Henry Shippen Huidekoper

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Pennsylvania National Guard) (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    150th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

While engaged in repelling an attack of the enemy, received a severe wound of the right arm, but instead of retiring remained at the front in command of his regiment.

Medal of Honor Recipient Henry S. Huidekoper
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry S. Huidekoper
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 27, 1905
  • Born: July 7, 1839, Meadville, Crawford County, PA, United States
  • Died: November 9, 1918, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Greendale Cemetery (MH) (2-5), Meadville, PA, United States

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