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 William Wirt Henry

William Wirt Henry

Birth
Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 31 Aug 1915 (aged 83)
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Burial Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Plot Maple Block, Lot 1
Memorial ID 22663 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Commissioned in the Union Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Transferred to the 10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted up to Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia on October 19, 1864 while leading his unit. His citation reads "Though suffering from severe wounds, rejoined his regiment and let it in a brilliant charge, recapturing the guns of an abandoned battery". His Medal was issued on December 21, 1892. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 7, 1865. From 1897 to 1909, he served as United States Consul in Quebec, Canada.

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  • Added: 7 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wirt Henry (21 Nov 1831–31 Aug 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22663, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .