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Uriah H. Brown

Date of birth: July 4, 1841
Date of death: January 24, 1927
Burial location: Paris, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Ohio, Covington
Home of record: Steubenville Ohio


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 Private Uriah H. Brown, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Despite the death of his captain at his side during the assault Private Brown continued carrying his log to the defense ditch. While he was laying his log in place he was shot down and thrown into the water. Unmindful of his own wound he, despite the intense fire, dragged five of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 15, 1894

Action Date: May 22, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company G

Division: 30th Ohio Infantry