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George Uhrie
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Born (1838-10-21)October 21, 1838
Died September 28, 1911(1911-09-28) (aged 72)
Place of birth Baden, Germany
Place of burial Middle Village, Queens
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 5th Artillery Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of White Oak Swamp
Awards Medal of Honor

George Uhrie (often misspelled Uhrl) (October 21, 1838 – September 28, 1911) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. At the Battle of White Oak Swamp on June 30, 1862, while serving with the Light Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery, was in a party of 3 that protected a field gun, belonging to another battery that was deserted by its officers and men. For his conduct on this occasion, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 4, 1898.[1][2]

Uhrl's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

Was 1 of a party of 3 who, under heavy fire of advancing enemy, voluntarily secured and saved from capture a field gun belonging to another battery, and which had been deserted by its officers and men. .[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "George Uhrl". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1048. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 27, 2011. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 

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