Henry Clay Merriam

Henry Clay Merriam

Birth
Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Death 18 Nov 1912 (aged 75)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Grave 114-B
Memorial ID 7878557 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 73rd U.S. Colored Troops at Fort Blakely, Alabama, on April 9, 1865, when he earned his Medal. His citation reads: Volunteered to attack the enemy's works in advance of orders and, upon permission being given, made a most gallant assault. He was awarded his Medal on June 28, 1894. Later he served in numerous expeditions against the Indians. He also served in the defense of US citizens on both sides of the Rio Grande during revolutionary uprisings in the years 1873 to 1876. From 1900 to 1901 he commanded the Department of the Colorado. He also was the inventor of the Merriman Infantry Pack. He later rose to the rank of Major General.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Clay Merriam (13 Nov 1837–18 Nov 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7878557, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .