October 21, 1838|
|Died||September 28, 1911(aged 72)|
|Place of burial||Middle Village, Queens|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||5th Artillery Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
• Battle of White Oak Swamp
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
George Uhrie (often misspelled Uhrl) (October 21, 1838 – September 28, 1911) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. At the Battle of White Oak Swamp on June 30, 1862, while serving with the Light Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery, was in a party of three that protected a field gun, belonging to another battery that was deserted by its officers and men. For his conduct on this occasion, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 4, 1898.
Uhrl's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
Was 1 of a party of 3 who, under heavy fire of advancing enemy, voluntarily secured and saved from capture a field gun belonging to another battery, and which had been deserted by its officers and men. .