BARNUM, HENRY A. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Colonel, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chattanooga, Tenn., 23 November 1863.

Entered service at:   Syracuse, N.Y. Born: 24 September 1833, Jamesville, Onondaga County, N.Y. Date of issue: July 1889.

Citation:   Although suffering severely from wounds, he led his regiment, inciting the men to greater action by word and example until again severely wounded.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)