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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Uriah Brown

Organization: Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry

Entered Service:

Birth: Miami County, Ohio

Date Medal Issued: 15 August 1894

Date of Action: 22 May 1863

Place of Action: Vicksburg, Miss


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 5 of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.


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