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Hillary Beyer
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Born (1837-09-28)September 28, 1837
Died September 24, 1907(1907-09-24) (aged 69)
Place of birth Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Place of death Norristown, Pennsylvania
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Union army 2nd lt rank insignia 2nd Lieutenant
Unit Pennsylvania Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Antietam
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Hillary Beyer (September 28, 1837 – September 24, 1907) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War and received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.


Beyer enlisted in the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War, and served for war's duration. He earned the Medal of Honor while a 2nd Lieutenant during the Battle of Antietam, for staying on the open field and carrying another soldier, James H. Gouldy, to safety in a rear area. He later received an injury at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864, but remained on active duty.[1]

Beyer died on September 24, 1907 and is buried in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

After his command had been forced to fall back, Second Lieutenant Beyer remained alone on the line of battle, caring for his wounded comrades and carrying one of them to a place of safety.[3][4]

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