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Orion P. Howe

Orion P. Howe

Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor
  • Born: Portage County, Ohio
  • Rank: Musician
  • Organization: Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry
  • Accredited To: N/A

Citation

 

A drummer boy, 14 years of age, and severely wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field of battle until he had reported to Gen. W. T. Sherman the necessity of supplying cartridges for the use of troops under command of Colonel Malmborg.

 
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