Oliver Duff Greene

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Oliver Duff Greene
Born January 25, 1833 (1833-01-25)
Scott, New York
Died March 19, 1904 (1904-03-20) (aged 71)
San Francisco, California
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1854 - 1897
Rank Union army col rank insignia.jpgColonel
Union army brig gen rank insignia.jpg Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 2nd Artillery Regiment
Adjutant General's Department
Awards Medal of Honor

Oliver Duff (or Davis) Greene (January 25, 1833 – March 19, 1904) was a Union officer who received the Medal of Honor on December 13, 1893 for his action at the Battle of Antietam on September 16, 1862.

Born in Scott, New York, Greene graduated from West Point in 1854, receiving his commission in the artillery.[1] A staff officer for most of his career, he served as Adjutant-General of VI Corps during the Maryland Campaign. A Major at war´s end, he was brevetted to Brigadier General in March 1865. He received promotions to Lieutenant Colonel in February 1887, to Colonel in July 1892, [2]and retired in January 1897.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

"Formed the columns under heavy fire and put them into position."[3]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ "West Point Medal of Honor Recipients". Homeofheroes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. ^ Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher. Civil War High Commands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
  3. ^ "Civil War Medal of Honor recipients (A-L)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2009-04-06.