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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

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.


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