|Horatio Collins King|
|Born||December 22, 1837|
|Died||November 15, 1918(aged 80)|
|Place of birth||Portland, Maine|
|Place of death||Brooklyn, New York|
|Place of burial||Green-Wood Cemetery|
United States of America|
United States Army|
New York National Guard
|Years of service||1862 – 1865 (Army), 1876 – 1883 (National Guard)|
Brevet Colonel (Army)|
Brigadier General (National Guard)
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Judge-Advocate-General, New York|
Horatio Collins King (December 22, 1837 – November 15, 1918) was a Union Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War. He also served as a U.S. lawyer, politician and author.
Born in Portland, Maine, he graduated at Dickinson College in 1858, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in New York City in 1861. He served in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah during the Civil War from August 1862 until October 1865, when he resigned with the rank of brevet colonel. He earned the Medal of Honor for service near Dinwiddie Courthouse, Virginia, on March 31, 1865.
He then practiced law until 1870, when he became connected with the press. In 1883, he was appointed judge-advocate-general of New York. He was the author of The Plymouth Silver Wedding (New York, 1873); The Brooklyn Congregational Council (1876); King's Guide to Regimental Courts-Martial (1882); and edited Proceedings of the Army of the Potomac (1879–'87).
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Major and Quartermaster, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: Near Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va., March 31, 1865. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: December 22, 1837, Portland, Maine. Date of issue: September 23, 1897.
While serving as a volunteer aide, carried orders to the reserve brigade and participated with it in the charge which repulsed the enemy.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1891) "article name needed" Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography New York: D. Appleton
- "Chronicles of Dickinson: Horatio Collins King". http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/k/ed_KingHC.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "More Background". http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/libertycap/F01/dettloffF01/background.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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