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

Horace Porter

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Ordnance Department,
    U.S. Army
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 20, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chickamauga, Georgia, USA
While acting as a volunteer aide, at a critical moment when the lines were broken, rallied enough fugitives to hold the ground under heavy fire long enough to effect the escape of wagon trains and batteries.
Medal of Honor Recipient Horace Porter
Medal of Honor Recipient Horace Porter
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 8, 1902
  • Born: April 15, 1837, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, PA, United States
  • Died: May 29, 1921, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: West Branch Cemetery (C-44), West Branch, NJ, United States
  • Location of Medal: Special Collections, Georgetown University Libraries, Washington, DC

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