Orion Perseus Howe

Orion Perseus Howe (HM26NI)

Location: Waukegan, IL 60085 Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.566', W 87° 50.141'

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A resident of Glen Rock Avenue in Waukegan and a musician in Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry

He is the youngest soldier ever to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 19, 1863.

"A drummer boy, 14 years of age, wounded and exposed to heavy fire from the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field of battle until he had reported to General W.T. Sherman the necessity of supplying cartridges for the use of troops under command of Colonel Malmborg."
HM NumberHM26NI
Year Placed2006
Placed ByWaukegan Park District
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 431181 N 4690023
Decimal Degrees42.35943333, -87.83568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.566', W 87° 50.141'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 33.96" N, 87° 50' 8.4599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)847, 224
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Washington St, Waukegan IL 60085, US
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