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DuPONT, HENRY

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By his distinguished gallantry and voluntary exposure to the enemy's fire at a critical moment, when the Union line had been broken, encouraged his men to stand to their guns, checked the advance of the enemy and brought off most of his pieces.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel) 5th U.S. Artillery

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Eleutherean Mills, New Castle County, Delaware

Citation

By his distinguished gallantry and voluntary exposure to the enemy's fire at a critical moment, when the Union line had been broken, encouraged his men to stand to their guns, checked the advance of the enemy and brought off most of his pieces.