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Henry A. Eilers
Birth: Aug. 11, 1870
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1901

Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at New Jersey, and died on duty aboard the USS Kentucky in the Philippines. His body was returned to his wife in Brooklyn, New York. Eilers' citation reads: "On board the USS Philadelphia during the sham attack on Fort McHenry, Baltimore Maryland, 17 September 1892. Displaying extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on this occasion, Eilers remained at his post in the magazine and stamped out the burning particles of a prematurely exploded cartridge which had blown down the chute. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 6, Lot 202B
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 20, 2010
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Henry A. Eilers
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Henry A. Eilers
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