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Patrick H White

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Chicago Mercantile Battery,
    Illinois Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick H. White
Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick H. White
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 15, 1895
  • Born: June 1, 1832, County Sligo, Ireland
  • Died: November 25, 1915, Albany, NY, United States
  • Buried: St. Agnes Cemetery (PM) (19-1), Albany, NY, United States
  • Location of Medal: New York State Museum (1863 & 1904 designs), Albany, NY

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