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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 03/03/1843 Belleek, County Fermanagh, Ireland.  d. 18/09/1928 Winchester, Connecticut.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1864 Fort Harrison, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army in Company H, 11th Connecticut Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 29, 1864 at Fort Harrison, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) Samuel Belton Horne, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, while serving with Company H, 11th Connecticut Infantry, in action at Fort Harrison, Virginia. While acting as an Aide and carrying an important message, Captain Horne was severely wounded and his horse killed but he delivered the order and rejoined his general.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST VIEW CEMETERY, WINSTED, CONNECTICUT.

GAR Section.

Samuel Belton Horne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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