Henry Heller

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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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