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b. 28/08/1841 Yarmouth County, Canada. d. 25/02/1917 Orting, Washington.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/07/1863 Elk River, Tennessee.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Entered the Army at Brookfield, Cook County, Illinois and served as a Private in Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry. At the Elk River, Tennessee on July 2, 1863, he was a member of a volunteer party that under a heavy fire, captured a Confederate stockade and saved the bridge from destruction. His citation was issued on March 27, 1900 and he is one of 24 Canadians awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Civil War.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private George L. Houghton, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry, in action at Elk River, Tennessee. Private Hughton voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WASHINGTON SOLDIERS HOME CEMETERY, ORTING, WASHINGTON.

Section 4, Row O, Grave 45

George L Houghton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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