Henry Heller

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For the American politician from Maryland, see Henry B. Heller.
Henry Heller
Born 1841
Died December 14, 1895 (aged 53–54)
Place of burial Kingscreek, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank sergeant
Unit Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Henry Heller (1841–December 14, 1895) was a Union Army sergeant during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia in May 1863.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry.
  • Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863.
  • Entered service at: Urbana, Ohio.
  • Birth: Unknown.
  • Date of issue: July 29, 1892.

Citation:

One of a party of 4 who, under heavy fire, voluntarily brought into the Union lines a wounded Confederate officer from whom was obtained valuable information concerning the position of the enemy.[1]

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