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Henry Algernon DuPont
Birth: Jul. 30, 1838
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1926
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Senator. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1861 and served as a Captain in the 5th Artillery, Union Army. On October 19, 1864, in actions at Cedar Creek, Virginia, Captain DuPont’s unit was attacked by the Confederates. At a critical moment, when the Union line had been broken, he encouraged his men to stand to their guns and checked the advance of the enemy. For extraordinary heroism, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 2, 1898 and later attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In civilian life he was president and general manager of the Wilmington Northern Railroad Company, plus engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1906, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1917. After his term, he retired from public life and engaged in literary pursuits. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Henry DuPont (1812 - 1889)
  Louisa Gerhard DuPont (1816 - 1900)
  Mary Pauline Foster DuPont (1849 - 1902)*
  Louise Evelina DuPont Crowninshield (1877 - 1958)*
  Henry Francis DuPont (1880 - 1969)*
  Pierre Irénée DuPont (1882 - 1882)*
  Anna Victorine Sophie DuPont (1885 - 1886)*
  Henry Algernon DuPont (1838 - 1926)
  Sara DuPont Duer (1847 - 1876)*
  Victorine Elizabeth DuPont Foster (1849 - 1934)*
  Sophie Madeleine DuPont Chandler (1851 - 1931)*
  William DuPont (1855 - 1928)*
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Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Plot: Old Cemetery, C-1, Lot # 240
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Record added: Nov 28, 2001
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Thank you very much for your heroic services during the war that saved our nation. RIP Hero
- John Haseltine
 Added: Nov. 10, 2016
- O'KC
 Added: Jun. 2, 2016
Companion #10418 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Nov. 18, 2015
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