PORTER, HORACE - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Ordnance Department, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 20 September 1863.

Entered service at:   Harrisburgh, Pa. Born: 15 April 1837, Huntington, Pa.

Date of issue:   8 July 1902.

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.

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)