b. 05/02/1841 Hillsdale, Michigan. d. 15/01/1919 Wapella, Illinois.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/06/1864 Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia.
Herington was born in Michigan on February 5, 1841 and entered service at Tipton, Iowa. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism on June 15, 1864, while serving as a Private with Company E, 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment, at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. His Medal of Honor was issued, on November 27, 1899.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Pitt B. Herington, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 June 1864, while serving with Company E, 11th Iowa Infantry, in action at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. With one companion and under a fierce fire of the enemy at close range, Private Herington went to the rescue of a wounded comrade who had fallen between the lines and carried him to a place of safety.
BURIAL LOCATION: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, CLINTON, ILLINOIS.
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