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Henry G. Bonebrake

Date of birth: June 21, 1838
Date of death: October 26, 1912
Burial location: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Waynesboro
Home of record: Franklin County Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Henry G. Bonebrake, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company G, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Five Forks, Virginia. As one of the first of Devin's Division to enter the works, First Lieutenant Bonebrake fought in a hand-to-hand struggle with a Confederate to capture his flag by superior physical strength.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 3, 1865

Action Date: April 1, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company G

Division: 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry