Ira Hough

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Ira Hough
Born (1842-07-02)July 2, 1842
Henry County, Indiana
Died October 18, 1916(1916-10-18) (aged 74)
Chipley, Florida
Place of burial Salem Methodist Cemetery, Graceville, Florida
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1864 - 1865
Rank Private
Unit 8th Indiana Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Cedar Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

Ira Hough (July 2, 1842 – October 18, 1916) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry when he captured an enemy flag during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

Hough joined the army from Middletown, Indiana in May 1864, and was discharged in August 1865.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Ira Hough, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with Company E, 8th Indiana Infantry, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia, for capture of flag.”

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