Henry Cary Weir (1840 - 1927)

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Birthplace: West Point, New York, USA
Death: Died
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About Henry Cary Weir

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain & Assistant Adjutant General Henry Cary Weir, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 24 June 1864, while serving with U.S. Volunteers, in action at St. Mary's Church, Virginia. The division being hard pressed and falling back, Captain Weir dismounted, gave his horse to a wounded officer, and thus enabled him to escape. Afterwards, on foot, Captain Weir rallied and took command of some stragglers and helped to repel the last charge of the enemy.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 18, 1899

Action Date: June 24, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Captain & Assistant Adjutant General

Division: U.S. Volunteers

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September 22, 1840
West Point, New York, USA
Age 29
April 22, 1927
Age 86
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA