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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

Brigadier General

Oliver O Howard

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Organization: US Volunteers (2nd Brig, 2nd Div, II Corps at Antietem)

Entered Service: Maine.

Birth: 8 November 1830, Leeds, Maine.

Date Medal Issued: 29 March 1893.

Date of Action: 1 June 1862.

Place of Action: Fair Oaks, Va.


Led the 61st New York Infantry in a charge in which he was twice severely wounded in the right arm, necessitating amputation.


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