BROWN, HENRI LE FEVRE - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company B, 72d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Ellicott, N.Y.

Birth:   Jamestown, N.Y.

Date of issue:   23 June 1896.

Citation:   Voluntarily and under a heavy fire from the enemy, 3 times crossed the field of battle with a load of ammunition in a blanket on his back, thus supplying the Federal forces, whose ammunition had nearly all been expended, and enabling them to hold their position until reinforcement arrived, when the enemy were driven from their position.

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)