Byron Mac Cutcheon


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Pembroke, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 12 Apr 1908 (aged 71)
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 100, Lot 42
Memorial ID 7439230 View Source

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Medal of Honor Recipient, US Congressman. A native of New Hampshire and an educator pre-Civil War, when that conflict started he enlisted in the Union Army, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 20th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He rose to the rank of Colonel and commander of the unit before being transferred to the 27th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, which he led until he was honorably mustered out in December 1864. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Horseshoe Bend, Kentucky on May 10, 1863. In that action his regiment was a part of a force of 400 troops that were attacked by 400 Confederates under the command of Major General John Hunt Morgan. The Major of the unit at that time, he led an attack on rebels who were in a house, which routed them and allowed the Union forces to withdraw in good order. He would be awarded his Medal for the action on June 29, 1891, twenty-seven years later. He was also brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services during the war". After the conflict ended he set up a successful law practice, and was elected as a Republican to represent Michigan's 9th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1883 to 1891.

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