Uriah Brown

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Uriah Brown
Born (1841-07-04)July 4, 1841
Covington, Ohio
Died January 24, 1927(1927-01-24) (aged 85)
Pennsylvania
Buried at Paris Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Ohio Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Vicksburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Uriah Brown (July 4, 1841 to January 24, 1927) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Brown received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on 22 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 15 August 1894.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Brown was born in Covington, Ohio on 4 July 1841. He enlisted into the 30th Ohio Infantry. He died on 24 January 1927 and his remains are interred at the Paris Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Despite the death of his captain at his side during the assault he continued carrying his log to the defense ditch. While he was laying his log in place he was shot down and thrown into the water. Unmindful of his own wound he, despite the intense fire, dragged 5 of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Uriah Brown". Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 29 November 2013.