Henry S. Finkenbiner

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Henry S. Finkenbiner
Born (1842-07-29)July 29, 1842
North Industry, Ohio
Died June 3, 1922(1922-06-03) (aged 79)
Lagro, Indiana
Buried at Hopewell Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Ohio Company D, 107th Ohio Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Henry S. Finkenbiner (July 29, 1842 to June 3, 1922) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Finkenbiner received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Dingle's Mill in South Carolina on 9 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 30 March 1898.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Finkenbiner was born in North Industry, Ohio on 29 July 1842. He enlisted into the 107th Ohio Infantry. He died on 3 June 1922 and his remains are interred at the Hopewell Cemetery in Indiana.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

While on the advance skirmish line and within direct and close fire of the enemy's artillery, crossed the mill race on a burning bridge and ascertained the enemy's position.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry S. Finkenbiner". Retrieved 22 November 2013.