U.S. Army

HORACE PORTER

Rank:

Captain

Conflict/Era:

U.S. Civil War

Unit/Command:

Ordnance Department, U.S. Army

Military Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Action Date:

September 20, 1863

Medal of Honor Action Place:

Chickamauga, Georgia

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.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

No

Born:

April 15, 1837, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Died:

May 29, 1921, New York, New York

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