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PORTER, HORACE

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While acting as a volunteer aide, at a critical moment when the lines were broken, rallied enough fugitives to hold the ground under heavy fire long enough to effect the escape of wagon trains and batteries.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) Ordnance Department

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Citation

While acting as a volunteer aide, at a critical moment when the lines were broken, rallied enough fugitives to hold the ground under heavy fire long enough to effect the escape of wagon trains and batteries.