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Lieutenant Colonel

Henry Clay Merriam

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Organization:    73d U.S. Colored Troops
Entered Service:   Maine
Birth:   Houlton, Maine
Date Medal Issued:   28 June 1894

Date of Action:   9 April 1865
Place of Action:   Fort Blakely, Ala.

Volunteered to attack the enemy's works in advance of orders and, upon permission being given, made a most gallant assault.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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