|Born||September 28, 1837|
|Died||September 24, 1907(aged 69)|
|Place of birth||Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|
|Place of death||Norristown, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Antietam|
|Awards||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.
Beyer died on September 24, 1907 and is buried in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
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.
- ↑ Eugene Stackhouse (2010). Germantown in the Civil War. The History Press. p. 44. ISBN 9781596292062. http://books.google.com/books?id=0X89hEEZGecC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ↑ "James Bennett Bell". Find a Grave. 30 January 2004. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8335054. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- ↑ "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- ↑ "Beyer, Hillary". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/96/beyer-hillary.php. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
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