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Henry Blanchard Freeman
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Born (1837-01-17)January 17, 1837
Died October 16, 1915(1915-10-16) (aged 78)
Place of birth Mount Vernon, Ohio
Place of death Douglas, Wyoming
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1855 - 1901
Rank Brigadier General
Unit 18th Infantry Regiment
Commands held 24th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Stones River
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon Medal of Honor

Henry Blanchard Freeman (January 17, 1837 - October 16, 1915) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Freeman served in the American Civil War in the 18th Infantry Regiment for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on February 17, 1894 for his actions at the Battle of Stones River.

A transport ship, the USS General H. B. Freeman (AP-143), was named in his honor.

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Voluntarily went to the front and picked up and carried to a place of safety, under a heavy fire from the enemy, an acting field officer who had been wounded, and was about to fall into enemy hands.[1]

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