WEIR, HENRY C. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers.
Place and date:   At St. Mary's Church, Va., 24 June 1864. Entered service at: ?.

Birth:   West Point, N.Y.

Date of issue:   18 Nay 1899.

Citation:   The division being hard pressed and falling back, this officer 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.

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)