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BG Hiram Iddings Bearss

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BG Hiram Iddings Bearss

  • Birth 13 Apr 1875 Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 26 Aug 1938 Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 7827299

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as Captain, U.S. Marines Corps, second in command in battle at the Cadacan and Sohoton Rivers, Samar, Philippine Islands. On November 17, 1901 he made a surprise attack on the enemy fortified cliffs, capturing their weapons, supplies and killing 30. He had successfully led his men up the cliffs by means of bamboo ladders to a height of 200 feet. Then he led his men across the river, scaled the cliffs on the opposite side, and destroyed positions which were there. His other awards include the Army and Navy Distinguished Service Medal.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 2 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7827299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Hiram Iddings Bearss (13 Apr 1875–26 Aug 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7827299, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .