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H. Beyer
H. Beyer

Federal (USV)


Hillary Beyer

(1837 - 1907)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Image above from a CDV kindly provided by Scott D. Hann, from his collection. Service data from Bates.1

Birth Date: 9/28/1837    Place of Birth: Norristown, PA    
Death Date: 9/24/1907    Death Place: Philadelphia, PA    Burial Place: Lower Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Norristown


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]

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