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

Henry Ware Lawton

Details
  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    30th Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 3, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Citation
Led a charge of skirmishers against the enemy rifle pits and stubbornly and successfully resisted two determined attacks of the enemy to retake the works.
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry W. Lawton
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry W. Lawton
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 22, 1893
  • Born: March 17, 1843, Manhattan, Lucas County, OH, United States
  • Died: December 19, 1899, Philippine Islands
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (2-841-842), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
 

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