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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Henry W.b Mechlin

  • Also Known As: Mechling, Henry W.B.
  • Rank: Blacksmith
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    7th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 25, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Little Big Horn, Montana, USA
With three comrades during the entire engagement courageously held a position that secured water for the command.
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry W. Mechlin
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry W. Mechlin
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 29, 1878
  • Born: October 14, 1851, Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, PA, United States
  • Died: April 10, 1926, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Soldier's Home National Cemetery (MH) (K-8861), Washington, DC, United States

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