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

William Wirt Henry

  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    10th Vermont Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 19, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cedar Creek, Virginia, USA
Though suffering from severe wounds, rejoined his regiment and led it in a brilliant charge, recapturing the guns of an abandoned battery.
Medal of Honor Recipient William W. Henry
Medal of Honor Recipient William W. Henry
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 21, 1892
  • Born: November 21, 1831, Waterbury, Washington County, VT, United States
  • Died: August 31, 1915
  • Buried: Lake View Cemetery (Maple-1), Burlington, VT, United States

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