Horatio Collins King

Horatio Collins King

Birth
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 15 Nov 1918 (aged 80)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 76/77, Lot 33/35
Memorial ID 7203872 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. When the Civil War erupted he was a lawyer in practice in New York, when appointed as assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of Captain in the Army of the Potomac. He was soon promoted to chief quartermaster of the First Cavalry Division of the Army of the Shenandoah. While serving as a volunteer aide with the cavalry at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia on
March 29, 1865, he carried orders to the reserve brigade and participated with it in the charge which repulsed the Confederate attack. For conspicuous gallantry, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1897.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horatio Collins King (22 Dec 1837–15 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7203872, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .