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Henry Le Fevre Brown

Date of birth: May 30, 1842
Date of death: April 29, 1910
Burial location: Jamestown, New York
Place of Birth: New York, Jamestown
Home of record: Ellicott New York


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 Sergeant Henry Le Fevre Brown, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 May 1864, while serving with Company B, 72d New York Infantry, in action during the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia. Sergeant Brown voluntarily and under a heavy fire from the enemy, three times crossed the field of battle with a load of ammunition in a blanket on his back, thus supplying the Federal forces, whose ammunition had nearly all been expended, and enabling them to hold their position until reinforcement arrived, when the enemy were driven from their position.

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 23, 1896

Action Date: May 6, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company B

Division: 72d New York Infantry