of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
DU PONT, HENRY A.
Rank and Organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Artillery. Place and Date: At
Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864. Entered Service At: Wilmington, Del. Birth:
Eleutherean Mills, Del. Date of Issue: 2 April 1898.
By his distinguished gallantry, and voluntary exposure to the enemy's fire at a
critical moment, when the Union line had been broken, encouraged his men to stand to their
guns, checked the advance of the enemy, and brought off most of his pieces.
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