[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
Henry Clay Merriam[more about him]
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.
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