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Robert Levan Orr

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    61st Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Carried the colors at the head of the column in the assault after two color bearers had been shot down.
Medal of Honor Recipient Robert L. Orr
Medal of Honor Recipient Robert L. Orr
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 28, 1892
  • Born: March 28, 1836, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: November 14, 1894
  • Buried: Lawnview Cemetery (68-40), Philadelphia, PA, United States

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