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

Uriah H Brown

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Corporal)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    30th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Despite the death of his captain at his side during the assault, he continued carrying his log to the defense ditch. While he was laying his log in place he was shot down and thrown into the water. Unmindful of his own wound he, despite the intense fire, dragged five of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient Uriah H. Brown
Medal of Honor Recipient Uriah H. Brown
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 15, 1894
  • Born: July 4, 1841, Covington, Miami County, OH, United States
  • Died: January 24, 1927, Holiday Cove, WV, United States
  • Buried: Paris Cemetery, Paris, PA, United States

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