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HOWE, ORION

howe orion

A drummer boy, 14 years of age, and severely wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field of battle until he had reported to Gen. W.T. Sherman the necessity of supplying cartridges for the use of troops under command of Col. Malmborg.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Musician (highest rank: Corporal) Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Hiram, Portage County, Ohio

Citation

A drummer boy, 14 years of age, and severely wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field of battle until he had reported to Gen. W.T. Sherman the necessity of supplying cartridges for the use of troops under command of Col. Malmborg.