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Henry Clay Merriam
Birth: Nov. 13, 1837
Houlton
Aroostook County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1912

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 73rd U.S. Colored Troops at Fort Blakely, Alabama, on April 9, 1865, when he earned his Medal. His citation reads: Volunteered to attack the enemy's works in advance of orders and, upon permission being given, made a most gallant assault. He was awarded his Medal on June 28, 1894. Later he served in numerous expeditions against the Indians. He also served in the defense of US citizens on both sides of the Rio Grande during revolutionary uprisings in the years 1873 to 1876. From 1900 to 1901 he commanded the Department of the Colorado. He also was the inventor of the Merriman Infantry Pack. He later rose to the rank of Major General. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Lewis Merriam (1805 - 1889)
  Mary Ann Foss Merriam (1818 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Una Merriam (1848 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Henry MacPherson Merriam (1877 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Brooks Merriam (1834 - 1923)*
  Henry Clay Merriam (1837 - 1912)
  Lucy Hatstat Merriam Foss (1840 - 1872)*
  Augusta Josephine Merriam Boyd (1840 - 1936)*
  Lewis M Merriam (1843 - 1923)*
  Norman James Merriam (1844 - 1897)*
  William Harrison Merriam (1846 - 1919)*
  Cyrus Knapp Merriam (1849 - 1938)*
  Rufus Merriam (1851 - 1916)*
  Charles Merriam (1853 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1 Lot 114-13
 
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Record added: Sep 19, 2003
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Henry Clay Merriam
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
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