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David H. Helms
Birth: Sep. 21, 1838
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1921
Silver Lake
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company B, 83d Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His citation reads "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." His Medal was awarded to him on July 26, 1894. He was one of ten 83rd Indiana soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private Clinton L. Armstrong, Private Thomas A. Blasdel, Private William W. Chisman, Private John W. Conaway, Private Joseph Frantz, Private Jacob H. Overturf, Private Reuben Smalley, Private William Steinmetz and Private Frank Stolz). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Alfred Helms (1818 - 1894)
  Eliza W Helms (1816 - 1905)
  Jane Johnson Helms (1841 - 1913)
  John W Helms (1837 - 1865)*
  David H. Helms (1838 - 1921)
  Philip Helms (1841 - 1919)*
  Mary J Helms (1845 - 1880)*
  Clara Helms Headley (1847 - 1885)*
  Levi V. Helms (1852 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Silver Lake Cemetery
Silver Lake
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Plot 3, Section F
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 7, 2016

- James Snow
 Added: Jul. 7, 2016

- Linda Berney
 Added: Mar. 1, 2016
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