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Nathaniel C. Barker

Date of birth: September 28, 1836
Date of death: March 07, 1904
Burial location: Merrimack, New Hampshire
Place of Birth: New Hampshire, Piermont
Home of record: Manchester New Hampshire


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 Nathaniel C. Barker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company E, 11th New Hampshire Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia. Six Color Bearers of the regiment having been killed, Sergeant Barker voluntarily took both flags of the regiment and carried them through the remainder of the battle.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 23, 1897

Action Date: May 12, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company E

Division: 11th New Hampshire Infantry