Henry Algernon DuPont

Henry Algernon DuPont

Birth
Greenville, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 31 Dec 1926 (aged 88)
Winterthur, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Old Cemetery, C-1, Lot # 240
Memorial ID 6004368 · View Source
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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



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  • Added: 28 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6004368
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Algernon DuPont (30 Jul 1838–31 Dec 1926), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6004368, citing Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .