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H. Beyer

H. Beyer

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Hillary Beyer

(1837 - 1907)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted and was mustered into Company A, 90th Pennsylvania as Sergeant in September 1861, and was soon commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Company H to date from 1 September.

On the Campaign

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Antietam, September 17th - tending wounded men alone and under fire.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in November 1863, but not mustered at that rank. He was honorably discharged 26 November 1864, at the end of 3 years' service.

After the War

He was later Chair, Memorial Committee of the Gettysburg Battlefield Association.

References & notes

Image above from a CDV kindly provided by Scott D. Hann, from his collection. Service data from Bates.1

Birth

9/28/1837; Norristown, PA

Death

9/24/1907 Philadelphia, PA; burial in Lower Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Norristown

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 90th PA Inf, Co. H roster  [AotW citation 332]